Question: What screen readers report “clickable” on things, even if the click handler does nothing/may only be being used as a listener to delegate events from sub-elements?
The only screen reader that, out of the box, with default settings, reports “clickable” on elements with a click listener attached is NVDA. The reporting of “clickable” can be turned off: Preferences > Settings > Document Formatting, under Elements, uncheck the Clickable checkbox.
Note: Just because something is focusable, does not mean focusing it with the keyboard will allow you to click it with the keyboard. To make a non-natively clickable element clickable via keyboard, it is necessary to listen to keyboard events (spacebar and/or Enter). Only simple inline onclick listeners are used below. So announcement of click events won't appear in the console. If a screen reader is enabled, however, Enter and spacebar will fire a click on a focused element.
|header 1||header 2||header 3|
|cell 1||cell 2, is tab focusable||cell 3|
|cell 4||cell 5||cell 6|
I have a listener attached to me
I also have a listener attached to me and am tab focusable
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