[WikiEN-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] major accessibility problem recently introduced to MediaWiki

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 13:09:52 UTC 2006

Someone's been playing silly buggers with Mediawiki: messages and CSS.

- d.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Graham Pearce <grahamwp at optusnet.com.au>
Date: 22-Oct-2006 06:27
Subject: [Wikitech-l] major accessibility problem recently introduced
to MediaWiki
To: wikitech-l at wikimedia.org

I'm user:Graham87 on the english wikipedia. I use a screen reader
called JAWS from Freedom Scientific at:
It is the most popular Windows screen reader at the moment.

My problem is that it appears that the edit link has become part of
the title of each section created with wiki markup. This problem
is compounded when using quick navigation keys to navigate between
sections; in this case, JAWS will stop reading a heading title
when it encounters a link. Therefore, each heading title will be read
as either "left bracket" or "edit" when I navigate between
editable sections on a MediaWiki page. I tested this with JAWS 5.1 and
6.0, which aren't the most recent versions but are still
widely used and the problem appears on both of them. I am using
Windows XP with IE 6 (Firefox only works well with the latest
versions of JAWS). The headings were working fine late last night my
time (about 15:30 UTC on 21 October).

I would like this fixed as soon as possible so only the section title
is spoken when navigating through headings.


Wikitech-l mailing list
Wikitech-l at wikimedia.org

More information about the WikiEN-l mailing list