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JAWS doesn’t announce that a field is 'Required'



When we marked a field required, in runtime JAWS doesn’t announce that a field is ‘Required’.

Error Messages


Steps to Reproduce

1. Drag any property in a layout and make it required. 
2. Enable Jaw screen reader. 
3. When tabbing, JAWS will read the Label of the property and "STAR" but does not pronounce it as 'Required'

Root Cause

Modified code in WORKFORM_ACCESSIBILITY.CSS and in the harness GRIDSECTIONBODYELEMENTS (R-U-F), it had to read the required field as ‘Required’.


The issue is fixed with Hfix-6593 if the application uses PegaWAI rules, if there is no PegaWAI, and only accessibility is enables in the application. The following Local change is required along with the Hfix-6593.

Local Change details : 

1. Put the below in UserWorkForm inside style tag 
font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; 

2. Enabled the Accessibility checkbox in AccessGroup


Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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