Skip to main content

This content has been archived and is no longer being updated. Links may not function; however, this content may be relevant to outdated versions of the product.

Support Article

JAWS does not read grid column sorting status



When JAWS (with IE11) attempts to read repeating grid column headers, it does not read out the expected notification if the column is sortable (Enter to sort) or is currently sorted (This column is sorted in [ascending / descending] order).

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Enable accessibility in your application and access group
  2. Create repeating grid with sorting enabled on columns
  3. Tab through each column after launching JAWS

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules causes the JAWS screen reader to not read the included markup with the sorting status text.


  1. Apply HFix-23715
  2. Regenerate the updated library for Rule-Utility-Function GENERATECELLCONTENT--(CLIPBOARDP5D6D7F3B008E0E7A7CAF87FF7A199E1A
  3. Re-validate and save any sections with repeat grids where the column header sorting is not read correctly.
Suggest Edit

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

Did you find this content helpful? Yes No

Have a question? Get answers now.

Visit the Collaboration Center to ask questions, engage in discussions, share ideas, and help others.

We'd prefer it if you saw us at our best.

Pega Community has detected you are using a browser which may prevent you from experiencing the site as intended. To improve your experience, please update your browser.

Close Deprecation Notice
Contact us