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JAWS 16 does not read field level validation errors



Field level validation errors are not read by JAWS 16.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Use JAWS16 to read input fields that currently have validation errors.

Root Cause

A third-party product issue with the screen reader JAWS 16 which causes it to inconsistently read HTML elements with the ARIA role "alert."


Make the following change to the operating environment: Upgrade to JAWS 17

Published October 27, 2016 - Updated November 2, 2016

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