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JAWS 17 table shortcut keys do not recognize some repeat grids

SA-30213

Summary



In later version of JAWS 17 (e.g. JAWS 17.0.2619 ), JAWS table shortcut keys such as 'T' or CTRL + INSERT + 'T', no longer recognize Pega's generated table markup for some grids.


Error Messages



Not Applicable


Steps to Reproduce

  1. Use JAWS table shortcut keys with repeat grids


Root Cause



Recent changes by JAWS 17 treat any tables with role=presentation as non data tables and thus ignored. This includes nested inner tables without said role.

Resolution



Placing this in your UserWorkForm will remove these role so JAWS can announce these tables again.

 
<script>
$(document).ready(function() {
  pega.u.d.attachOnload(function() {
    $("table#EXPAND-OUTERFRAME").each(function(index, table) {
      $(table).removeAttr("role");
    });
  }, true);
});
</script>

 

Published November 9, 2016 - Updated November 10, 2016

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