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Why does Chrome have issues with JAWS screen reader?

Often, I have observed that Chrome and JAWS do not work very well together, while Firefox works seamlessly with JAWS.

Best way to make Jaws read a page element

I'm trying to change content of iframe in a webpage and want Jaws screen reader to read only that content. For this, i have used jQuery("#vn_space").focus(); But this doesn't seems to work properly in all browsers. For IE9, Jaws not reading links as 'links' and in FF it is not...

Why are screenreaders not speaking this dialog correctly?

We have a modal dialog being popped up using jquery, just to alert a user of some info before they start using the main part of the application. Nothing complex, but for some reason all the browser/screenreader combinations I've tested with fail to read all or part of the dialog....

Adding tabindex to all the DIVs

I know DIVs and P elements are not inherently focusable and can be made to be one by adding tabindex attribute. I am trying to make a Screen Reader friendly website and was wondering if it is necessary to have tabindex on each and every DIVs and P on my...

Is there anything that shows what works/doesn't for various screenreader/browser combinations?

I'm enhancing the UI for an application to be more compatible with screen readers. The problem is I keep running into issues and I'm beginning to suspect that it' due to the screen reader itself. Right now I'm mostly testing JAWS 15 with IE 8 (due to corporate limitations it's...