Silverlight Textbox doesn't support the UIA Text pattern


  • We have blind users who cannot use our silverlight web application.  They have trouble immediately on the login page because they cannot enter and edit entries in the text boxes.

    According to the deveopers of JAWS, a popular software for the blind, the TextBox Silverlight control has bad accessibility because it doesn't support the UIA Text pattern. They recommend using instead the RichTextBox.

    But the RichTextBox is much more complex than what we need for simply entering text and numbers, so it would be bad for performance if used throughout our system.

    Is there some other simple control we could use instead of the textbox, or is there some way to make the textbox accessible?

    Friday, October 04, 2013 7:18 PM

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