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JAWS 17 table shortcut keys do not recognize some repeat grids



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.


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

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


Published November 9, 2016 - Updated November 10, 2016

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