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JAWS table shortcut lists tables twice



JAWS (Job Access With Speech) table shortcut lists few tables twice.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Use JAWS table shortcut to list tables.

Root Cause

A third-party product issue. Recent updates starting in JAWS 17 introduced a defect which can cause data tables to be ignored if they are nested within tables marked role=presentation. Custom scripts can be added to remove role=presentation for targeted tables, but in some cases this approach to add back missing tables can cause JAWS to identify the same table twice.


As a local-change add the following custom script to the UserWorkForm.


$(document).ready(function() {
pega.u.d.attachOnload(function() {
$("table#EXPAND-OUTERFRAME").each(function(index, table) {
$(table).parents('table').attr("role") ? "" : $(table).parents('table').attr("role", "presentation");
}, true);


Published May 31, 2017 - Updated July 14, 2017

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