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Re: default role values for HTML elements and built-in accessibility

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 22:09:25 -0500
Message-Id: <4BBBA52B-6624-4C34-B4D6-B9EAF8203EF3@robburns.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>


On Jul 18, 2007, at 9:42 PM, Robert Burns wrote:

> In an Earlier thread, we discussed the ways HTML5 could build-in  
> accessibility by providing commonly used widgets and UI controls  
> that UAss could then map to  the accessibility hooks provided by  
> the UA or by the UAs host operating system. That idea had led me to  
> propose doing this with the @role attribute by having a a sensible  
> default @role value set for each element.
>
> [...]
>
> Summary:
> HTML5 Element:     <progress> with a default @role value of  
> "progressbar"
> WAIrole:     progressbar
> Mac OS X Accessibility Services:      kAXProgressIndicatorRole CFSTR 
> ("AXProgressIndicator")
>
> [...]
>
> [1]: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/GUI/roleTaxonomy-20060221.html>
>
> [2]: <http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Accessibility/ 
> Reference/AccessibilityLowlevel/index.html>

Also, for an outline of current HTML5 accessibility features see:
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jun/0886.html>

Take care,
Rob
Received on Thursday, 19 July 2007 03:09:35 GMT

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