These are Accessibility best practices. JAWS does not automatically enter Forms mode when reading text in the Viewer, nor does it retain Forms mode when switching pages in the Viewer. This means that form input elements may behave differently for JAWS users than they do for other users. To ensure that screen reader users can easily and consistently complete your forms, you should make it as simple as possible for them to enter or return to Forms mode while they are using your forms.
To ensure that JAWS users have the same forms experience as sighted users, you should ensure that the first item on every page of a form is a field. Furthermore, you should add a note to the acclabel on this field to remind screen reader users to press Enter so that they enter Forms mode.
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Exceptions to this practice
There are no exceptions to this practice.