I need to make my course Section 508 compliant, so I was viewing my course with Jaws screen reader. My course was published for the web and I viewed it in Internet Explorer. I ran into the following issues:
1) I couldn't figure out how to select a button once I tabbed to it. (In other words, I'm trying to find the keyboard equivalent of a left-click.) I tried the Enter key and the "/" key on the keypad (which is what the Jaws documentation suggested) but it didn't work.
2) Disabled buttons were still read by the screen reader as if they were active. I went in and discovered that you can also put alt-text and remove items from visibility for specific graphic states, but I'm not sure what that does compared to entering alt-text for the graphic in the timeline. The alt-text I specified on the timeline wasn't visible when I looked at the specific button states.
3) Variables were read as the variable reference with percent signs instead of saying the value displayed on the screen. This was for variables set on the master slide.
Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!