Titles in Omni search results may be difficult to understand with some JAWS versions

Service Area(s): Access to Online Resources

Disruption Time: Friday, December 9, 9:18am (ongoing)

Disruption Description

For JAWS screen reader users, the search results in Omni may inject extra words (e.g., mark, end mark) around search keywords matched in the title.  This can make it difficult to evaluate the title.  

Disruption Alternatives

Some workarounds have been identified and are described in more detail.

For longer term solutions, we have reached out to the makers of JAWS and the makers of Omni.

 

Disruption Reason

Search keywords are tagged using an HTML tag that causes JAWS to say mark/end mark in certain situations.

Disruption Contact

Mark Weiler, mweiler@wlu.ca