Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#11695 closed Bug (fixed)

Cannot use JAWS Virtual Buffer to navigate to RTE

Reported by: Piotrek Koszuliński Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Accessibility Version: 3.0
Keywords: Cc: James Nurthen

Description (last modified by Jakub Ś)

Reported for jnurthen, because Akismet was going crazy.

When navigating a page using the JAWS screen reader I try to navigate to the CK Editor RTE using a couple of different techniques. JAWS reads that it is on the text editor, but does not switch into application mode so I cannot type in the field. When navigating to a text region I would expect to switch to application mode.

To reproduce do the following.

  1. Open JAWS
  2. Start Firefox (note it is important to start JAWS b4 starting FF as the FF window initialization code changes based on this)
  3. Go to
  4. When on the page, press E (to go to next edit field). JAWS reads "Rich Text Editor, editor 1 ...... press ALT+0 for help"

However, ALT+0 does nothing, and typing anything into the field does not show the text but will navigate the JAWS virtual buffer

Similarly, if you instead of using E press INSERT+F5 to bring up the Form field selector and select "Rich Text Editor, editor 1 edit" JAWS will read "Entering Application region, Leaving application region" and you will not end up in the edit field.

Both these behaviours are very confusing.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Jakub Ś

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Jakub Ś

Description: modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Wiktor Walc

Cc: James Nurthen added

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Jakub Ś

Component: GeneralAccessibility
Status: newconfirmed
Version: 3.0

I see that problem can be reproduced from the very beginning.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by Jakub Ś

Resolution: fixed
Status: confirmedclosed

I have checked latest CKEditor 4.4.7, Windows 8, JAWS 16 and no longer see this problem.

Leaving A11y Help Dialog with Escape or by "pressing" Cancel button brings focus back to editor. The same thing happens with Form Field Selector.

I'm closing this issue as Fixed.

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