View Full Version : 508 compliance : JAWS does not read the check boxes of Grid when selected.

23 Jul 2010, 6:44 AM

This is one more problem i am suffering with Grid with check boxes. JAWS (screen reader) is not reading the check boxes of the Grid when selected. In order to my an application 508 support check box should be readable when checked/unchecked. please help me out here to let the check boxes come with Grid are readable.

Regards, Sriman

6 Jan 2011, 12:14 AM
I wonder what HTML this generates? Many ARIA attributes are redundant with well-formed HTML. If the checkboxes are simply HTML checkboxes, screen readers should read them. In fact, the following advice is from the official WAI-ARIA Primer:

“WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties are best used when the markup language does not support all the semantics required.”

Meaning, if HTML already supports the necessary semantics, don't add ARIA also.