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Re: What is the NVDA key combination for pop up dialogues in Firefox or Crome

Gene
 

I'm not aware of Chrome using alt n. And the new Edge is Chrome based so I don't know if it does. I know Internet Explorer does. and Chrome automatically downloads files unless you set a setting to ask what to do.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2020 6:22 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What is the NVDA key combination for pop up dialogues in Firefox or Crome

Matt, this is not actually related to NVDA per se, but is rather
browser dependent. For example, Edge, Chromium, (& Lord forbid,
Internet Explorer) all use alt n. Firefox doesn't use a keystroke at
all--it just pops up--provided you have specified in its options to
ask what to do w/a particular file. If you haven't, then it likely
just saves to your download folder w/o providing you any recourse. Go
to the options in FF to fix that.

On 8/8/20, Matt Wadsworth <mwwadsworth@...> wrote:
Hello,

I've just moved over from JAWS to NVDA.
IN JAWS, when a dialogue pops up on a web page, such as "do you want to run
or save this file" for example, you press alt plus n to interact with it.
Can you please tell me how this is done in NVDA?

Many thanks for your help.

Matt




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Re: What is the NVDA key combination for pop up dialogues in Firefox or Crome

Gene
 

Are you using Internet Explorer? Those aren't dialogs. That is the information bar. Have you tried the same command? It isn't a JAWS command, it’s a Windows command. See if it works.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Wadsworth
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2020 5:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] What is the NVDA key combination for pop up dialogues in Firefox or Crome


Hello,

I've just moved over from JAWS to NVDA.
IN JAWS, when a dialogue pops up on a web page, such as "do you want to run or save this file" for example, you press alt plus n to interact with it.
Can you please tell me how this is done in NVDA?

Many thanks for your help.

Matt


Re: What is the NVDA key combination for pop up dialogues in Firefox or Crome

Jackie
 

Matt, this is not actually related to NVDA per se, but is rather
browser dependent. For example, Edge, Chromium, (& Lord forbid,
Internet Explorer) all use alt n. Firefox doesn't use a keystroke at
all--it just pops up--provided you have specified in its options to
ask what to do w/a particular file. If you haven't, then it likely
just saves to your download folder w/o providing you any recourse. Go
to the options in FF to fix that.

On 8/8/20, Matt Wadsworth <mwwadsworth@...> wrote:
Hello,

I've just moved over from JAWS to NVDA.
IN JAWS, when a dialogue pops up on a web page, such as "do you want to run
or save this file" for example, you press alt plus n to interact with it.
Can you please tell me how this is done in NVDA?

Many thanks for your help.

Matt



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What is the NVDA key combination for pop up dialogues in Firefox or Crome

Matt Wadsworth <mwwadsworth@...>
 

Hello,

I've just moved over from JAWS to NVDA.
IN JAWS, when a dialogue pops up on a web page, such as "do you want to run or save this file" for example, you press alt plus n to interact with it.
Can you please tell me how this is done in NVDA?

Many thanks for your help.

Matt


Re: Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

Sarah k Alawami
 

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On 8 Aug 2020, at 5:16, Luke Davis wrote:

Hey, who you callin old? LOL

I'm as desirous of immediate gratification as the next person. However, I'm even more desirous of quality responses from a wide base of experience. In the open source software community, that mostly tends to be mailing lists and web based forums, of which this is both.

But again, you're free to start something else, and find out the answer to the age-old (or at least 30 year old) question: if you build it, will they come?
That's the beauty of open source.

Now, get off my lawn!

Luke

On Sat, 8 Aug 2020, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:

Perhaps it's a "me" thing. I find email responses much slower on the whole, which is why I tried to turn to skype groups a while back for more prompt assistance. I would personally prefer a more realtime interaction rather than waiting hours for a response that might not be entirely helpful.

I will admit, however, that many of you are not as young (twenty-nine) as me, nor do many of you have as much free time. And perhaps I'm just impatient when I want a problem solved and should work on that rather than demand an entire group change how they do things for my own convenience.


Re: Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

Sharni-Lee Ward
 

Lol!


Seriously, I meant no offense and it's just my impatience getting the better of me. That and my tendancy to not check my emails for months on end. I'm bad at the internet.


But we're getting waaaayyy off-topic. Sorry everyone!

On 8/08/2020 10:16 pm, Luke Davis wrote:
Hey, who you callin old?  LOL

I'm as desirous of immediate gratification as the next person. However, I'm even more desirous of quality responses from a wide base of experience.  In the open source software community, that mostly tends to be mailing lists and web based forums, of which this is both.

But again, you're free to start something else, and find out the answer to the age-old (or at least 30 year old) question: if you build it, will they come?
That's the beauty of open source.

Now, get off my lawn!

Luke

On Sat, 8 Aug 2020, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:

Perhaps it's a "me" thing. I find email responses much slower on the whole, which is why I tried to turn to skype groups a while back for more prompt assistance. I would personally prefer a more realtime interaction rather than waiting hours for a response that might not be entirely helpful.

I will admit, however, that many of you are not as young (twenty-nine) as me, nor do many of you have as much free time. And perhaps I'm just impatient when I want a problem solved and should work on that rather than demand an entire group change how they do things for my own convenience.


Re: Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

Luke Davis
 

Hey, who you callin old? LOL

I'm as desirous of immediate gratification as the next person. However, I'm even more desirous of quality responses from a wide base of experience. In the open source software community, that mostly tends to be mailing lists and web based forums, of which this is both.

But again, you're free to start something else, and find out the answer to the age-old (or at least 30 year old) question: if you build it, will they come?
That's the beauty of open source.

Now, get off my lawn!

Luke

On Sat, 8 Aug 2020, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:

Perhaps it's a "me" thing. I find email responses much slower on the whole, which is why I tried to turn to skype groups a while back for more prompt assistance. I would personally prefer a more realtime interaction rather than waiting hours for a response that might not be entirely helpful.

I will admit, however, that many of you are not as young (twenty-nine) as me, nor do many of you have as much free time. And perhaps I'm just impatient when I want a problem solved and should work on that rather than demand an entire group change how they do things for my own convenience.


Re: some questions related to NVDA

Ralf Kefferpuetz
 

Hello,

 

Make sure you have Windows 10 App Essentials installed. You can get it here: https://addons.nvda-project.org/files/get.php?file=w10

 

Cheers,

  Ralf

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of abdul muhamin
Sent: Samstag, 8. August 2020 11:12
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io Integration <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] some questions related to NVDA

 

Hi everyone, after updating to latest version, all of the windows 10 apps including mail is a bit laggy, why is that? is there a temporary fix for that? And what about the NVDA’s OCR feature? Have you planned to make it more enhance? I’m asking because today I experience difficulty while extracting the text from some pictures, the OCR is not much helpful as jaws, I love the NVDA screen reader as its so  much smaller and portable, and the last thing, what about the graphics/buttons labeler in NVDA? As far as I know, this is the most awaited and requested feature, because there are plenty of screen readers for windows and mobile phones which contains this feature since long, then why NVDA doesn’t have this feature yet? thanks

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Testing new block editor

Marco Oros
 

Hello.

I have tried to test new block editor. First I'll write about It in Slovak language, nextly in English. But I think, that maybe good explanation will be by sound ilustration, or video. What should I do? I would like to show to blind people, how this editor works for us.

Thank You for Your help.

Best regards

Marco


Re: Issue With Windows Security And Monitoring Virus Scan Progress

Daniel Damacena
 

Yeah, You're right! Malwarebites is a complete antivirus only in the premium. I use defender as the main antivirus and the free version of malwarebites each fortnight or so.

Em qui., 6 de ago. de 2020 às 18:25, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> escreveu:

Malware bytes is not an anti virus program.  Windows Security in Windows 10 includes firewall,anti spyware, anti malware and anti virus elements.


On 8/6/2020 8:42 AM, Daniel Damacena wrote:
Which antivirus  are you talking about?
I am using malwarebytes. It is not totally accessible. Whenever I need to activate an option I need to bring the mouse to it and click on it, but it is really effective!


Em qui., 6 de ago. de 2020 às 08:37, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> escreveu:
Hello Group,

Until recently (I am not sure when this started) when I would manually
run a Virus scan for Windows security, I could switch to the screen
review cursor and look at the dialogue including the progress and
setting.  Now when I try this during a scan, all NVDA says is 'blandk.' 
Now if I use the read dialogue keystroke insert + B, after reading
through a bunch of superfluous items such as the tool bars and system
items, I do get the scan progress information read correctly.  This
means that it must be recognizable by NVDA at some level.

Has anyone else seen this issue?  If so, is there some way of rectifying
the situation?  If NVDA sees it in the read dialogue context, shouldn't
it be available in some form so that it can be read more easily?

Thanks for any help.



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some questions related to NVDA

abdul muhamin
 

Hi everyone, after updating to latest version, all of the windows 10 apps including mail is a bit laggy, why is that? is there a temporary fix for that? And what about the NVDA’s OCR feature? Have you planned to make it more enhance? I’m asking because today I experience difficulty while extracting the text from some pictures, the OCR is not much helpful as jaws, I love the NVDA screen reader as its so  much smaller and portable, and the last thing, what about the graphics/buttons labeler in NVDA? As far as I know, this is the most awaited and requested feature, because there are plenty of screen readers for windows and mobile phones which contains this feature since long, then why NVDA doesn’t have this feature yet? thanks

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Helping to make an Edge/Chrome RSS reader accessible

Amir
 

Greetings,


If you are into RSS feeds and feed subscriptions, you most likely know that Windows suffers from a paucity of accessible RSS readers. Internet Explorer offers an accessible RSS reader, but accessing articles in IE is quite problematic these days given the age of the browser itself. Thunderbird offers a good one, but it doesn't work the way a standard reader should operate in many ways. So I decided to see if I can find a good and stand-alone, I mean service/subscription-independent, RSS extension for MS Edge Chromium/Google Chrome as they have become quite popular. I tested a few readers but landed upon Smart RSS which, despite its accessibility shortcomings, sounds more promising: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/smart-rss/eggggihfcaabljfpjiiaohloefmgejic?hl=en <https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/smart-rss/eggggihfcaabljfpjiiaohloefmgejic?hl=en>

Fortunately the developer is quite responsive and really wants to help make Smart RSS more accessible on Github. So if you are interested, please visit the following page and chip in with your perspectives and suggestions: https://github.com/SmartRSS/Smart-RSS/issues/132 <https://github.com/SmartRSS/Smart-RSS/issues/132>

Hope together we can find an accessible RSS solution for Windows 10/MS Edge Chromium/Google Chrome in order to get rid of Internet Explorer 11, once and for all!


Best,

Amir


Re: Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

Sharni-Lee Ward
 

Perhaps it's a "me" thing. I find email responses much slower on the whole, which is why I tried to turn to skype groups a while back for more prompt assistance. I would personally prefer a more realtime interaction rather than waiting hours for a response that might not be entirely helpful.


I will admit, however, that many of you are not as young (twenty-nine) as me, nor do many of you have as much free time. And perhaps I'm just impatient when I want a problem solved and should work on that rather than demand an entire group change how they do things for my own convenience.

On 8/08/2020 10:02 am, Luke Davis wrote:
I completely agree with Brian.

For me, it's far easier to write a well worded and detailed email, with considered steps to solve problems that people can refer back to and follow, than to have to get involved with an audio service where you have to be much more real-time.

Anyone is free to create anything they want for interaction about NVDA, but I wonder if getting the really experienced technical people to engage with it is likely.  Personally, I just don't have time for that kind of headache.

Luke


 On Fri, 7 Aug 2020, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 06:58 PM, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
      . . . Discord server or something by now, though? Email lists are a bit old-school at this point.

1.  Groups.io has a full web interface and can be accessed as an online forum, which is precisely what I do.  Those who prefer e-mail have that option, and
based on the number of groups on the site, and how quickly it grew, "old school" still has a lot of fans.2.  With regard to Discord, and this is coming from
a tech geek, mind you, remember the sage observation of Bill Gray:  "A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo."   I've
never seen the attraction after my brief interactions with it. Others, of course, feel differently. --


Re: Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

Luke Davis
 

I completely agree with Brian.

For me, it's far easier to write a well worded and detailed email, with considered steps to solve problems that people can refer back to and follow, than to have to get involved with an audio service where you have to be much more real-time.

Anyone is free to create anything they want for interaction about NVDA, but I wonder if getting the really experienced technical people to engage with it is likely. Personally, I just don't have time for that kind of headache.

Luke

On Fri, 7 Aug 2020, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 06:58 PM, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
. . . Discord server or something by now, though? Email lists are a bit old-school at this point.
1.  Groups.io has a full web interface and can be accessed as an online forum, which is precisely what I do.  Those who prefer e-mail have that option, and
based on the number of groups on the site, and how quickly it grew, "old school" still has a lot of fans.2.  With regard to Discord, and this is coming from
a tech geek, mind you, remember the sage observation of Bill Gray:  "A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo."   I've
never seen the attraction after my brief interactions with it.  Others, of course, feel differently. --


Re: Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

 

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 06:58 PM, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
. . . Discord server or something by now, though? Email lists are a bit old-school at this point.
1.  Groups.io has a full web interface and can be accessed as an online forum, which is precisely what I do.  Those who prefer e-mail have that option, and based on the number of groups on the site, and how quickly it grew, "old school" still has a lot of fans.

2.  With regard to Discord, and this is coming from a tech geek, mind you, remember the sage observation of Bill Gray:  "A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo."   I've never seen the attraction after my brief interactions with it.  Others, of course, feel differently.
 
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Re: Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

Jesse Farquharson
 

Regarding Discord, I recently created a server for discussing all things audio, but it has been suggested that I create specific areas for the NVDA and JAWS communities. So the groundwork is already there. If anyone wants to join the server or wants to express their interest in such an area, please contact me off list.


Re: Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

Sharni-Lee Ward
 

I might be interested in putting in my two cents on this topic. Shouldn't the NVDA community have a Discord server or something by now, though? Email lists are a bit old-school at this point.

On 8/08/2020 1:35 am, Gene wrote:
I don't know who is interested in the topic of what is announced during web page navigation but I'm going to start a topic on what is helpful and useful and what is just clutter on the chat list so those interested may want to join.  The chat list is a low traffic list.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2020 10:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

Hi,
It's a combination of user expectations, what document writers wrote, and specifications. In case of "figure/out of figure", it's more towards ARIA specs, how web authors wrote their sites 9including which framework is in use), and how NVDA got such an information.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2020 8:19 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

I should clarify, based on what Brian said, that I don't object to the text being read in this instance or in general.  I object to figure and out of figure being announced . Just as I object to announcement of bloc quotes being on.  Its not the text being read I object to but people in general don't benefit from hearing such information.  It seems to me that the designers should consider what is useful infrmation in terms of navigating and in terms of what people generally use when determining what should be announced by default.  I don't know how they determine what is announced.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Felix G.
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2020 9:46 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Unnecessary verbiage that wastes my time

Hi!
I've been reading along and I know this feeling. I often refer to it as the user experience that nobody designed. On the one hand there's a screen reader developer, on the other there's an app developer or web designer. They don't know each other, and yet their decisions converge on our experience of their products. In the sighted world nobody would get away with it, but we get translations of translations, almost never what someone consciously designed.
Best,
Felix


Am Do., 6. Aug. 2020 um 17:58 Uhr schrieb Brian Vogel
<@britechguy>:

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 10:34 AM, Gene wrote:

People would never put up with a human reader announcing all this clutter.

I'd say that's absolutely true, but they'd probably also expect a
human reader to say something about the fact that there is a
figure/image present and what it illustrates as a part of the reading,
unless the person their reading for has explicitly requested they only
read the main text.

I actually feel your pain, and have had exactly that same feeling
many, many times with multiple screen readers.  I hope that someday
there arrives AI sophisticated enough to screen read the way "your
average sighted person" would likely take in looking at content.
Heaven knows we virtually never look at scads of the navigation links
and the like at the outset, but the main page content first.

But at this point in time, since a screen reader itself has no idea,
really, of what it is you (any you) are looking for on a given page it
offers "way too much" rather than allowing you to possibly miss the
presence of something.

It would be nice if all of these sorts of things were arranged in "chunks"
of announcements that fit a certain class, and that you could have the
option of turning off the entire class with one checkbox, or going
through the individual things announced and unchecking the ones you
explicitly don't want while retaining the others.  And do I ever know
what a PITA that would be to code, and for the user to slog through,
but in any really complex system where a high level of customization
is wanted or needed, this is how its obtained.

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Re: A possible bug

Gene
 

I'll send it.

Its good to know the problem isn't a fault with NVDA.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Williams
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2020 2:43 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug

That would be fine with me. Also I forgot to say that I verified that
removing the aria-label from the link did allow NVDA to see the h2 tag
as it does in the other links.

Greg


On 8/7/2020 3:28 PM, Gene wrote:
I'm not sure if I have the technical knowledge to present this to The Times. Do you object if I forward part of your remarks that describe the problem?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Greg Williams
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2020 2:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug

It is an issue with the HTML. For whatever reason, they coded the links
under the opinion section differently than the rest of the links. They
used accessibility badly which made it worse than if they had done
nothing. In the opinion section, the put an aria-label on the <a> tag
for the link; this tells assistive technology to ignore any other text
in the link. The h2 tag is wrapped inside the <a> tag which means that
it also gets ignored by the assitive technology.

I imagine that the reason the old version of NVDA detected the headings
is that it is old enough that it did not handle aria-labels and so just
ignored them and picked up the nested content including the h2. I will
stop here and refrain from giving my opinion on the coding practices in
the webpage.

Greg


On 8/6/2020 9:46 PM, Gene wrote:
I haven't asked The Times. I thought it was a problem with NVDA since mhy old version recognizes them as headings. I haven't used JAWS to any extent for years but it might be useful for someone using a current JAWS to see if these links are seen as headings.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2020 8:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug

When I use a very old version of NVDA, they are reported as headings when I
move from heading to heading with report headings turned on. I don't know
what the last version was that this occurs. I can also move to the articles
when using filter by headings in the elements list of the old version.

I don't know how old a version of NVDA needs to be used. I use Windows 7
and I still use 13.x much of the time because it does almost everything I
want. I play around with new versions at times.

All other articles on the page are reported as headings in the new NVDA. So
why aren't these and how often, on other pages, may material be being
missed?

Evidently, there is something different about these headings but what?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2020 8:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug


Hi Gene,

It looks like those articles aren't marked up as headings. If you go to the
Opinion heading, you can then press TAB or K to go to the links for the
pieces, but they aren't reported as headings. Looking in the elements list,
I can find them in the links but not headings.

Pages like the New York Times are quite complex and it's likely something
has been missed somewhere along the line. What did the NYT people have to
say?

Quentin.


On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 8:24 AM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
I'm using the latest beta, I haven't switched to the production version.

This appears to be a bug and it may result in information being missed. On
The New York Times home page, using Firefox or Brave, I haven't yet tested
with Chrome, but Brave is Chrome-based, when you get to the opinion part of
the page, the articles in that section aren't seen as headings. All other
articles are seen as headings and using a very old NVDA, the articles in the
opinion section are seen as headings. This is using Windows 7.

I just tested with NVDA 2019.2.21 and the same thing happens so this likely
bug has been around for some time.

I also just tested with Chrome and the same thing occurs. All articles in
the opinion section are skipped and the screen-reader moves directly to the
editor's picks heading. It needs to be determined what is causing this
problem and that may help determine its seriousness.

Gene












Re: A possible bug

Greg Williams
 

That would be fine with me. Also I forgot to say that I verified that removing the aria-label from the link did allow NVDA to see the h2 tag as it does in the other links.

Greg

On 8/7/2020 3:28 PM, Gene wrote:
I'm not sure if I have the technical knowledge to present this to The Times. Do you object if I forward part of your remarks that describe the problem?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Greg Williams
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2020 2:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug

It is an issue with the HTML. For whatever reason, they coded the links
under the opinion section differently than the rest of the links. They
used accessibility badly which made it worse than if they had done
nothing. In the opinion section, the put an aria-label on the <a> tag
for the link; this tells assistive technology to  ignore any other text
in the link. The h2 tag is wrapped inside the <a> tag which means that
it also gets ignored by the assitive technology.

I imagine that the reason the old version of NVDA detected the headings
is that it is old enough that it did not handle aria-labels and so just
ignored them and picked up the nested content including the h2. I will
stop here and refrain from giving my opinion on the coding practices in
the webpage.

Greg


On 8/6/2020 9:46 PM, Gene wrote:
I haven't asked The Times.  I thought it was a problem with NVDA since mhy old version recognizes them as headings.  I haven't used JAWS to any extent for years but it might be useful for someone using a current JAWS to see if these links are seen as headings.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2020 8:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug

When I use a very old version of NVDA, they are reported as headings when I
move from heading to heading with report headings turned on.  I don't know
what the last version was that this occurs.  I can also move to the articles
when using filter by headings in the elements list of the old version.

I don't know how old a version of NVDA needs to be used.  I use Windows 7
and I still use 13.x much of the time because it does almost everything I
want.  I play around with new versions at times.

All other articles on the page are reported as headings in the new NVDA. So
why aren't these and how often, on other pages, may material be being
missed?

Evidently, there is something different about these headings but what?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2020 8:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug


Hi Gene,

It looks like those articles aren't marked up as headings.  If you go to the
Opinion heading, you can then press TAB or K to go to the links for the
pieces, but they aren't reported as headings.  Looking in the elements list,
I can find them in the links but not headings.

Pages like the New York Times are quite complex and it's likely something
has been missed somewhere along the line.  What did the NYT people have to
say?

Quentin.


On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 8:24 AM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
I'm using the latest beta, I haven't switched to the production version.

This appears to be a bug and it may result in information being missed. On
The New York Times home page, using Firefox or Brave, I haven't yet tested
with Chrome, but Brave is Chrome-based, when you get to the opinion part of
the page, the articles in that section aren't seen as headings. All other
articles are seen as headings and using a very old NVDA, the articles in the
opinion section are seen as headings.  This is using Windows 7.

I just tested with NVDA 2019.2.21 and the same thing happens so this likely
bug has been around for some time.

I also just tested with Chrome and the same thing occurs.  All articles in
the opinion section are skipped and the screen-reader moves directly to the
editor's picks heading.  It needs to be determined what is causing this
problem and that may help determine its seriousness.

Gene











Re: A possible bug

Gene
 

I'm not sure if I have the technical knowledge to present this to The Times. Do you object if I forward part of your remarks that describe the problem?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Williams
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2020 2:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug

It is an issue with the HTML. For whatever reason, they coded the links
under the opinion section differently than the rest of the links. They
used accessibility badly which made it worse than if they had done
nothing. In the opinion section, the put an aria-label on the <a> tag
for the link; this tells assistive technology to ignore any other text
in the link. The h2 tag is wrapped inside the <a> tag which means that
it also gets ignored by the assitive technology.

I imagine that the reason the old version of NVDA detected the headings
is that it is old enough that it did not handle aria-labels and so just
ignored them and picked up the nested content including the h2. I will
stop here and refrain from giving my opinion on the coding practices in
the webpage.

Greg


On 8/6/2020 9:46 PM, Gene wrote:
I haven't asked The Times. I thought it was a problem with NVDA since mhy old version recognizes them as headings. I haven't used JAWS to any extent for years but it might be useful for someone using a current JAWS to see if these links are seen as headings.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2020 8:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug

When I use a very old version of NVDA, they are reported as headings when I
move from heading to heading with report headings turned on. I don't know
what the last version was that this occurs. I can also move to the articles
when using filter by headings in the elements list of the old version.

I don't know how old a version of NVDA needs to be used. I use Windows 7
and I still use 13.x much of the time because it does almost everything I
want. I play around with new versions at times.

All other articles on the page are reported as headings in the new NVDA. So
why aren't these and how often, on other pages, may material be being
missed?

Evidently, there is something different about these headings but what?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2020 8:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A possible bug


Hi Gene,

It looks like those articles aren't marked up as headings. If you go to the
Opinion heading, you can then press TAB or K to go to the links for the
pieces, but they aren't reported as headings. Looking in the elements list,
I can find them in the links but not headings.

Pages like the New York Times are quite complex and it's likely something
has been missed somewhere along the line. What did the NYT people have to
say?

Quentin.


On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 8:24 AM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
I'm using the latest beta, I haven't switched to the production version.

This appears to be a bug and it may result in information being missed. On
The New York Times home page, using Firefox or Brave, I haven't yet tested
with Chrome, but Brave is Chrome-based, when you get to the opinion part of
the page, the articles in that section aren't seen as headings. All other
articles are seen as headings and using a very old NVDA, the articles in the
opinion section are seen as headings. This is using Windows 7.

I just tested with NVDA 2019.2.21 and the same thing happens so this likely
bug has been around for some time.

I also just tested with Chrome and the same thing occurs. All articles in
the opinion section are skipped and the screen-reader moves directly to the
editor's picks heading. It needs to be determined what is causing this
problem and that may help determine its seriousness.

Gene