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JAWS reads 'Edit, Type in Text' in Expand or Collapse layout



Expand or Collapse layouts append the phrase 'Edit, type in text' after the header name when using JAWS on Internet Explorer 11 browser.

For example, after JAWS reads 'MyExpandableHeader1', it appends the phrase 'Edit, type in text'.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Configure layouts with collapsible headers.
  2. Add input fields between or before the headers.
  3. Use JAWS on the Internet Explorer 11 browser.
  4. Tab through the headers and listen.

Root Cause

A third-party product issue.


Here's the explanation for the reported behavior:

This is an issue with JAWS on how it handles the switch between the screen reader and the Forms mode on the Internet Explorer 11 browser.

Published May 29, 2020 - Updated December 2, 2021

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