Datatables with control (sorting etc) are not read by NVDA using ctrl+alt+arrow keys

Datatables with control (sorting etc) are not read by NVDA using ctrl+alt+arrow keys

abhinavksabhinavks Posts: 1Questions: 1Answers: 0

NVDA is not reading cells of the data table using ctlr+alt+arrow keys after the focus once goes to the column headers.

As you can see in this example:
https://datatables.net/extensions/responsive/examples/initialisation/className.html

Once I take the focus to the column header or the control column, I cannot use ctrl+alt+arrow keys to read the cells.

This question was asked earlier in the following thread but there was no solution available at that time. I am wondering if there is a solution available now.

https://datatables.net/forums/discussion/51645/responsive-datatable-not-being-read-by-nvda-screen-reader

Answers

  • allanallan Posts: 53,362Questions: 1Answers: 8,249 Site admin
    edited February 24

    Hi,

    I think my original system in the thread still stands. You could disable the tabindex on the table header cells, but a proper fix would probably need to involve me talking to the NVDA developers to understand why ctrl+alt+arrow isn't moving focus away from the header cell when it has a tabindex and what they require to fix it.

    Do you happen to know any of the NVDA devs?

    Allan

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