Re: Frequently Unable to Press Elements On The Web

Abhishek Raut

I also have encountered such kind of issues.
I tried few Things, hope it will solve your problem.
1: if you are trying to click on clickable buttons / dialog box / menu items, try to press insert / your nvda key + numpad 5 to took your mouse cursor on the point where your nvda cursor is present.
then, press insert+ enter. it will say activated.
note: these things are from laptop layout.
2: if you are trying to open any link, try taking arro on that link, and press enter. if click do not happen, simply press up arro, and after K to get again cursor to your link and then press enter.
3: if you are facing issue with dialog box, then after enter, try pressing control+ home / control+ end key to reach top / end of the page. there you will find clickable dialog. click on it, it will show you the dialog.
Now a days, these kinds of dialogs are found on lot's of websites.
if these things do not work, then 95% that website accessibility has some issues.
you may find such issues in menu items, or date filling box.
Thank you

On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 12:06 AM Bhavya shah <bhavya.shah125@...> wrote:
Dear all,

I am using NVDA, Firefox, and Edge (latest stable versions of each but
I have been facing such issues for many months now). Far too
frequently have I been encountering instances wherein Spacebar/Enter
simply does not activate a pressable item (link, button, menu item,
dialog, etc.). Either nothing happens, or the focus jumps in the page
arbitrarily, or a different element in the page is activated, or I am
thrown into another window altogether. This happens on commonplace
websites like Google, LinkedIn, and Doordash as well as less complex
and lesser-known websites. In these cases, I sometimes need to enter
focus mode and retry Spacebar/Enter, sometimes need to manually move
around the navigator object to the control and press
NVDA+Shift+Backspace and then NVDA+Enter, sometimes manually
reposition the navigator object and move the mouse pointer to it and
then simulate a left mouse click, and sometimes try maximizing the
browser's window or closing some other programs whose window may be
interfering (like CCleaner and Google Drive). Even then, sometimes,
none of these strategies succeed. This experience applies to a
minority of pressable elements (<50%), but it is a significant
minority of cases and enough to be a significant inconvenience. I face
this more often in Firefox, but that might be because I use it more
than I do Edge.

I would like to acknowledge that (a) the description of my issue lacks
examples and is somewhat generic, and (b) issues should ideally be
reported on GitHub. This is intentional because in my experience, this
problem is pervasive and issues of this kind have already been
reported on GitHub for months(/years?) to little effect.

Do you face such issues as well? What strategies do you use when
Spacebar/Enter doesn't activate a control like it should? Have you
found one web browser to fare better than another in this respect (say
Edge might be more reliable than Firefox)?

I would be deeply grateful for any thoughts and suggestions.

Kind Regards,
Bhavya Shah
B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science | Stanford '24

Regards, Abhishek Raut

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