Letting screenreaders read the Settings information
Some details or information on the Settings screen cannot be read by a screenreader. Some way, it has to be expressed that the data has to be accessed. It just can't be read by either Narrator, the screenreader or the JAWS mode. Was trying to find my "Last Backup date" and it only gave me buttons to backup and such, though the information was there on that same page.
Deborah Armstrong commented
Are we sure Narrator, NVDA and JAWS do read everything on the settings screens? I know I was trying to set up a "work or school" account and an error appeared that no screen reader seemed able to access. I appreciate the reminder about scan mode, the virtual cursor and of course NVDA has the browse mode, but someone should thoroughly go through the settings screen, especially forcing it to generate errors when invalid input is entered to confirm it is read out loud.
Thank you for your feedback.
To navigate within the settings field using Narrator, Scan Mode will enable you to navigate and hear information that you would not hear otherwise.
With JAWS, you might find that the virtual cursor is useful for navigating these same areas.
Below you will find the user guide for narrator as well as documentation on the virtual cursor in JAWS.
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