Using CPanel With Your Screen-Reader, Chromevox or TalkBack? Watch Out!

Recently, I experimented with Chromevox, and TalkBack on both of my devices. What I just learned from the CPanel help community. According to the CPanel staff; there’s a way to select this file when you were using the files manager within your hosting account. Like most hosting services… they rely on CPanel control panels. Most CPanel features are visual by design,–violating the ADA. Most software developers has been keeping their software non-accessible.

The findings

I started with experimenting with Chromevox Classic, and Chromevox next. Since Chromevox Classic has an array of commands that are strategically implemented. Since Chromevox Classic can use a space bar to force click on an item… Chromevox Next doesn’t.

TalkBack via touch-screen interface, you can activate an item to select a file, but you can’t select in bulk,–due to CPanel’s non-accessible interface. You can accomplish this by foving folders to a root directory,–other than a directory-based website. This is useful if you wanted to host your files within your website’s root domain. If you have WordPress, or other CMS… installing WordPress manually for the first time takes a little bit of time, and you need to be very careful,–otherwise, you will screw up your entire website. Don’t use the CPanel’s CPaddons to install WordPress because, these files made by the WordPress community who developed open-source software.

If you have a computer susceptible to stalling… you may need to rely on a different screen-reader that will NOT take up more memory.

What You Should Do?

Open a support ticket to ask for accessibility support. Since CPanel’s control is violating accessibility laws like ADA… this is necessary for the software developers to implement accessibility.

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