modules using IFrames tend not to be accessible when navigating via screen reader access

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7/22/2011 10:01:19 PM
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modules using IFrames tend not to be accessible when navigating via screen reader access

Hello all,

I have noticed this for a long time, however, I kept forgetting to put it in here.  I'm finally doing it now.  I have noticed that in Mojo Portal, certain areas, such as the file manager in particular, that use IFrames, tend not to be very accessible for screen reader users trying to navigate through there.  As far as a screen reader is concerned, often to click within the IFrame, it is required to use the special cursor routing mechanisms of the screen reader, and even then, you never know where you're at in the first place.  The file manager module is a prime example of this.  I can't even maneuver through there very smoothly and figure out where I am when having to simulate a left-click all of the time, and then JAWS has no mechanism to tell me where I'm at on the page.  I mention this because it might occur in those sites using that as a feature as well.  If someone could tell me what I'm missing, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks. 

7/24/2011 10:03:20 AM
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Re: modules using IFrames tend not to be accessible when navigating via screen reader access

Hi Katherine,

That is why when we implemented that fancy jquery fie manager we also kept the previous file manager which does not us iframes. There is a link for Alternate File manager at the top of the file manager that you may find easier to use with Jaws.

Hope that helps,

Joe

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