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Post by sri.vedantham » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:50 pm

Hi

I am from SumTotal Systems using Milonic Menus for our product. We would like to know whether your menu has support for JAWS screen reader.

We would appreciate if there is a work around solution you can suggest.

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Post by Andy » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:57 pm

Hi,

If we could get hold of JAWS for testing, we would definately support it.

Unfortunately, we've asked the people that make JAWS for a testing version and they completely ignored us, we've tried several times and failed several times too.

If you can put pressure on them as a customer to provide us with a test version of their software we may have a little more leverage.

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Post by sri.vedantham » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:00 pm

Hi Andy,

Did you mean, you need JAWS software. I have a 40-day trial version. Do you want me to send it to you.

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Post by Andy » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:08 pm

Yes the software itself - Can I download the trial from their website?

I'm sure I tried before but couldn't do it .

Also, the 40 day trial is OK but if we support JAWS we'll need another trial version if we need to fix bugs etc.

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Post by sri.vedantham » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:14 pm

I am not sure if you can download the trial version from website. But surely I can provide you. Can I send it to "forumadmin@milonic.com".

You can re-install the software once trial period is over to continue your work.

You may visit this: http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_downloads/jaws.asp
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Post by Andy » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:39 pm

Yes, send it to the admin address, I should be able to pick it up

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Post by sri.vedantham » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:12 am

Please find the software sent to "forumadmin@milonic.com" address.

Hope to get a reply from you at the earliest as you test it.

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Post by sri.vedantham » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:45 am

Click the following link to download the software

http://s58.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0RE3 ... LSJG28NOEI
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Post by sri.vedantham » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:48 am

Is 508 Section (rules) supported by your menu?
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Post by sri.vedantham » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:53 am

Hi Andy,

Hope you have received the software. Can I have feedback of your testing.

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Post by sri.vedantham » Mon May 01, 2006 7:18 am

Hi Andy,

Let me explain the problem I am facing right now when using JAWS.

Currently we are using the F2 function key to access milonic menu from keyboard (keypress.js file). It works fine. But when JAWS is launched, pressing F2 will only highlight the menu item and thereafter it becomes dumb. No navigation is made possible.

Kindly let me know if you are facing the same.

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Post by Andy » Thu May 11, 2006 12:30 pm

Hi,

Looks like JAWS is hijacking the keypress event from the browser, as it's a Windows application it has more power and more control over the browser.

At the moment, there doesn't appear to be anything we can do about this, note that this will affect all menus not just the Milonic menu

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Post by sri.vedantham » Fri May 12, 2006 4:38 am

Hi,

Upon investigation I found that when Forms Mode is ON it is able to get into the menu and works fine. But Forms Mode cannot be turned ON when focus is on a control/element which is not editable/selectable (such as edit box or combo box). This is JAWS restriction.

:) A work around for this is add a new script into default.jss that is attached to some keypress (say Ctrl+1) to explicitly enable FORMS mode ON.

Script TurnFormsModeON()
; the following is a built-in function in JAWS
TurnONFormsMode();
; Announce it
SayString("Forms Mode ON");
EndScript

Before accessing the menu we can use the key to turn ON and then navigate thru the menu. However, JAWS automatically turns OFF the forms mode when a new page is loaded on the browser. Alternately, JAWS provides Numpad + to turn OFF forms mode.

This is working fine for now and hope it helps all your menus.

But I suggest you may find a better solution.
Vedantham

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