Mobile Forms component renders XFA form template in HTML5 format. All standard browsers supporting HTML5 can render these forms. To support similar data capture experience across PDF and HTML5 forms, the layout of PDF forms is retained in HTML5 forms.
Mobile Forms uses standard HTML constructs allowing regular accessibility tools for HTML to be used with these forms. If a form is designed according to the best practices for accessible forms, it works with any supported screen reader. Additionally, such forms are enabled for keyboard navigation.
Mobile Forms comply to section 508 for accessibility with known exceptions. See VPAT for Mobile Forms for details.
NVDA is based off of jaws for windows, so if you can't aford the 'better' screen reader, you can at least understand that even playing with a demo, you will have a very generic idea of how to useit. The mac, however thoughintuitive, isn't really because unless you've had an iPhone, even if you had, you're stuck holding down two keys. Screen magnification and screen reading software for Mac users. Provides magnification, contour enhancement and pointer settings as well as screen reading with high-quality speech output.
- JAWS 14.0 on Microsoft Windows
- VoiceOver on Mac OS X and iPad
The JAWS screen reader is built specifically for Windows, and that's unlikely to change any time soon. However, there are plenty of reasons why you might want JAWS for Mac: Accessibility testing - JAWS compatibility testing is often listed as a requirement in contracts. Best Mac OS X Screen Reader: Apple VoiceOver Also available on iOS, VoiceOver is Apple’s free screen-reading solution made for Mac OS X, and it’s probably one of the best on this list. In addition to having very deep, OS-level integration, VoiceOver also has features like braille support and functions tailored specifically to Mac hardware. Fusion provides the best of both worlds – ZoomText®, with its screen magnification and visual enhancements for screen viewing ease, coupled with the power and speed of.
All default keystrokes and shortcuts work for Mobile Forms. For more information on using JAWS, visit http://www.freedomscientific.com/jaws-hq.asp.
Mobile Forms support all the default keystrokes and gestures of Voice over. For more information on setting up and using VoiceOver, see http://www.apple.com/accessibility/voiceover/.
- (Internal Explorer 9 only) In Mobile Forms, the pages are loaded on demand (dynamically). On-demand page load causes issues with the functioning of screen readers. When focus of the screen reader is on the last field of the page and the user presses tab, instead of setting the focus on the first field of the next page, the screen reader returns focus to the first field of first page of the form.
- (Internal Explorer 9 only) The Date Picker control in Mobile Forms is not fully accessible with keyboard. In the Date Picker control, if you press Up/Down keys multiple times, the Date Picker control closes and focus moves to next/last field.
- VoiceOver is unable to detect arrow keys on the date widget on iPad safari.
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To the best of my knowledge, you cannot use Jaws on OS X, as I believe it is Windows only software. However, both the MacBook and iPad come with a built in screen reader called VoiceOver.
Mac - http://www.apple.com/accessibility/osx/voiceover/
You can configure the built in zoom feature to magnify the entire screen on both devices. Also, VoiceOver can be used at the same time as zoom.
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The 17in MacBook Pro is no longer made, but there is a 15in Macbook Pro. I would suggest going to a store to look at the different screen sizes in person, so you can see what works best for you. The specs of the Mac you need will depend on what you plan to do with it. Some colleges also publish computer guidelines and recommended configurations on their website.
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