From:  Marco Zehe <>
Date:  24 Jun 2015 06:04:10 Hong Kong Time

Re: Firefox and live regions with Jaws


Hi Rich,

I am not aware of any changes in the way we notifiy assistive technologies
when live region changes occur. The fact that other page changes don't seem
to be reflected in JAWS virtual buffer suggests that they regressed somehow.


On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 6:47 PM, Rich Caloggero  wrote:

> I've noticed a regression in the past two major versions of jaws whereby
> text accumulating in a live region will speak based on the attributes on
> the live region, but it is not shown in the virtual buffer until you
> manually refresh the page.  Of course, this also happens on any change to
> the page, whether it happens to be marked up as a live region or not, but
> the live region case is perhaps the most interesting because Jaws obviously
> knows the DOM has changed, but is not responding to it properly.
> Am I correct in assuming that this is a Jaws issue, or does it have
> something to do with a possible change in the way firefox notifies
> assistive technologies of DOM changes?  It does not happen with Jaws in IE
> for instance, but nor does it happen with NVDA and firefox.
> I've contacted FreedomScientific many times, but they do not recognize the
> issue.
> See the following for a simple test case:
> -- Rich