Accessibility issue: JAWS does not read name of Field in the dialogs. occurs in IE8
Accessibility : Field names in dialogs not read by JAWS in IE8 ? is this known bug
I am doing Accessibility testing of our product which uses GXT2. while testing with JAWS ON, happen to see that in the editable/readonly fields dailogs, when focus goes to the field , JAWs does not read the name of the field, it simply reads the type and value of the field.
is this known issue in GXT2 ? if not how to raise a new bug against sencha GXT2?
This issue is happening only in IE. In Firefox,JAWS reads the field name perfectly.I raised an issue and below are the comments from developer.
This is an IE only issue with GXT 2.x, in GXT 3.x the form fields are constructed differently, and it seems to provide a better result in IE. For example, the same problem raised here is also seen in the GXT 2 showcase: http://www.sencha.com/examples-2/#forms
This is more a limitation of the accessibility support in GXT 2, and also seen in the Add User UI, altough not reported in this document. If we don't have a one-to-one mapping of an input field to a label we don't get the "Name" accessibility value. For layout purposes we have both fields within a container, so neither field has a UI label associated with it and does not have the accessiblity value.
A few options I tried that had no impact: