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I just did a bit more experimenting. I had tried this in Firefox
but I then used the Brave browser. The procedure works in both.
Also, when using default screen-reader settings, if you press enter
on the key word link, you are automatically placed in focus mode and
can type the word, as I described doing.
On 5/29/2022 7:41 AM, Gene wrote:
appears i was wrong about the edit field. It appears to be a
standard edit field. I didn't hear anything about number of
results and moving up and down, as I recall. I did try using the
search field where you enter a key word to find your school and I
then got results like yours.
I figured out how to find a school name. Its a little work but
you can accomplish this in the following way:
Follow the key word search link.
An edit field will become available. If you are not in forms mode
go into forms mode. Just pressing enter where you are after
following the link should do it.
Be in forms mode in the key word search edit field.
Type a word such as Chicago.
You will hear how many results there are.
Down arrow to the first one. You won't hear the school read but
you will hear that you are on the first result.
Press enter. You have now placed the name in the field you are in
and it can be read while in forms mode. I don't recall if you
automatically hear it but you can use read current line or maybe
just pressing the down or up arrow will read it.
If that is not the result you want, select all, control a, and
Write Chicago again.
Down arrow to the second result and press enter.
Again, you will be able to hear the word.
Follow this procedure until you hear the name you want.
Once you do, it is in the field it should be in and you can then
activate the continue button, which will now be available.
On considering this further, I don't know if this is a bug in
anything. It may be that the results shown as you move aren't
announced because the function isn't designed to be accessible.
On 5/29/2022 7:07 AM, Gene via
No, it isn't
standard. I had to press enter on select a school to make the
field editable in the first place. Then I had to press enter
again, since I am using manual switching in NVDA, to go into
forms mode. You may have to as well, since you are in a field
that is not initially editable.
As far as the select a school edit field is concerned, is that
the field you are discussing? I'll look at the field again but
I thought I heard select a number when I was
On 5/28/2022 11:36 PM, Bob
Yes, that's standard edit commands. However, when I start typing the
name of a school, NVDA says "this is an auto complete element and
there are # results available. Keyboard users, use up and down arrows
to select an option." The # in the example is, as one might guess, an
actual number. However, when using up and down arrow with NVDA in
focus mode, I just get the same auto complete message and NVDA reads
what I've already typed in, it won't let me actually choose a result.
The question is how do I actually choose a result as intended?
On 5/28/22, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
When you are on the line that says enter the name of the school, press
enter. That makes the field editable and you can then press enter again
to go into focus mode if you aren't automatically placed in it.
On 5/28/2022 10:07 PM, Bob Cavanaugh wrote:
Is the edit field on this page not a conventional one? I play Heardle
every day, and it looks like the edit box on this page should work
similar to that one, but I can't seem to get the one here to work. All
I hear is NVDA telling me that this is an edit box that contains
multiple selections, and how many results are available, but I can't
seem to choose any results. The same happens when you're trying to
select a school to send to, and I suspect I won't have to enter as
much information as it's asking for if I could choose a result. Any
help on this would be appreciated, as I've put this off for two weeks
already. The link is