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NVDA does not report the role of or allow quick navigation to definition lists inside virtual buffers #263
Comment 1 by vtsaran on 2009-01-04 08:35
NVDA will ignore that list as if it was not there.
Comment 2 by jteh (in reply to comment 1) on 2009-01-04 09:24
I assume you just mean that NVDA doesn't report that it is a definition list. The actual text from the list shows up just fine for me.
There are two separate (but related) issues here:
Comment 3 by vtsaran (in reply to comment 2) on 2009-01-06 23:25
Yes, apologies for confusing statement. :)
In absence of any other alternative, yes. I find that these days definition lists are used as lists because of visual layout. Functionally, however, they should be lists of term/definition pairs.
Both JAWS and Window-eyes consider definition lists to be just like regular lists; nav keys, therefore, act accordingly.
With CSS you can make definition lists look anything you want. Without CSS, however, the definition is aligned to the right of its term. So I don't tink they are comparable to paragraphs.
If that's what it takes...
Comment 5 by jteh on 2009-06-05 07:18