View Full Version : WEB ACCESSIBILITY -JAWS Screen Reader

Periyasamy A
21 Jun 2012, 5:43 AM
I have developed prototype application in ExtJS 4.0 for US state government,
the government expect "section 508 compliance" and ADA and WCAG 2.0

For accessibility standpoint, we using JAWS screen reader software

I have ran through JAWS 11 software(Screen reader) in Microsoft IE 9,Mozilla Firefox 13 and Google Chrome 19

JAWS screen reader doesn't read and access properly as below extjs component (I have tested most of ExtJS 4.0 example)

1.Tree and navigation
2.menu and menu item navigation
3.grid header and row
4.window tool e.g close,minimize
5.panel tool

6.Combo : JAWS doesn't read drop down values

7.Overflow text : JAWS doesn't read the overflow text

8.Field component empty text : tabel

9.date picker:Unable to access through keybord

I have few question to Sencha team

Is it 100% support available for web accessibility through JAWS screen reader?

ExtJS 4.0 will support the 508 and ADA compliance ?

If yes,
What are steps/configuration needs to be followed during development to support screen reader?

21 Jun 2012, 8:56 AM
I do not see much information on JAWS. Have you contact JAWS to see what issues need to be addressed?


Periyasamy A
21 Jun 2012, 10:25 AM
Thanks for quick reply

JAWS Screen reader software working fine

I have tested below GXT implementation accessibility demo testing link example are working fine



Same thing, I have tested my prototype application and as well ExtJS 4.x example in below link not working(JAWS doesn't read, i think doesn't have accessibility for tree,menu,grid etc..component right?)

For accessibility :
Is 100% support available for WAI-ARIA role related configuration in EXTJS?

Is it required to configure "ariaRole" when creating menu or tree or grid etc.. or ExtJS framework will take care all the ariaRole by default"?

I couldn't find detail document any ware in this site for accessibility implementation

Please provide detail information like below

Any evolution /validation tool available for web accessibility certified in EXTJS