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Re: Revised response to your comments on Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0

From: Sofia Celic-Li <sofiacelic@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 13:06:46 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikFV2zy33MfqPrd2eGqrS=teJ2_+nOU3Fes+pG3@mail.gmail.com>
To: PFWG Public Comments <public-pfwg-comments@w3.org>
Cc: cooper@w3.org
Dear Working Group,

Once again it seems that the online form did not accept my acknowledgment so
here it is in email.

Re comment # 328:
Accept response.
Thank you for taking the time to provide further clarification. I look
forward to the expansion of this topic in ARIA 2.0.


On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 12:48 PM, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org> wrote:

> Dear Sofia Celic-Li:
> Thank you for acknowledging our response to your comments on the 15
> December 2009 Working Draft of Accessible Rich Internet Applications
> (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-wai-aria-20091215/). Because
> your acknowledgement indicated you were not satisfied with our action and /
> or provided additional useful information, we reopened the comments to see
> if there was further work that could be done related to that comment. We
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> Janina Sajka, PFWG Chair
> Michael Cooper, PFWG Staff Contact
> Comment 328: live region option for announcing an update has occurred but
> not the change
> Date: 2010-06-22
> Archived at:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-pfwg-comments/2010AprJun/0006.html
> Relates to: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 -
> aria-atomic (property) <
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-wai-aria-20091215/#aria-atomic>
> Status: Proposal not accepted
> -------------
> Your comment:
> -------------
> I have an early recollection of an ARIA feature that does not seem to be
> part of the specification now. I may have had this wrong from the start but
> it is a feature that I would find very useful and I am not able to find
> anything in the current specification to address it.
> I would like to have a screen reader user notified that a particular live
> region has been updated but not announce the change itself.
> To use an example implementation: I have a search page that includes a
> search form at the top of the main content area and the search results
> (table format) below the search form. As the user types characters into the
> search edit field the search result table is updated. I would like to let
> the user know that the search results have been updated but I do not think
> that announcing the content of the search table is appropriate for each
> character the user types.
> This will allow the user to investigate the change at a time of their
> choosing.
> I have not been able to find an appropriate combination of ARIA properties
> that would result in a screen reader announcing "Search results updated"
> (with "Search Results" being the label for the live region) only.
> --------------------------------
> Response from the Working Group:
> --------------------------------
> == Response to the concerns raised in your acknowledgement ==
> An example of where a screen reader could decide not to read the entire
> contents of a live region might be when it is controlled by a search
> landmark region. You would not want to automatically read the entire live
> region when it changes when it is controlled by a search landmark region.
> Also, the size of an live region could be measured by an AT and the AT
> could simply announce that the region has changed. That said, you have
> convinced us that we must look into this further in ARIA 2.0 and we have
> added this item to the list of points to address in ISSUE-161 live region
> support for ARIA 2.0. http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/Group/track/issues/161
> == Original Response ==
> This is a common use case for Ajax applications. The correct solution is
> to mark a relationship between the search landmark and the search results
> by a controls relationship. This allows the assistive technology to
> indicate to the user that any action on a search will result in a change to
> another part of the page. The user can then simply follow the relationship
> with their assistive technology. The ability to identify and follow the
> controls relationship is just now being implemented in screen readers.
> Beyond this the author should not be specifying to the assistive technology
> how the live region is to be rendered and when. The author should only
> provide guidance and this would be done by marking the live region as being
> "polite." The assistive technology should assess, based on what is
> controlling it whether to speak a polite area or notify the user that the
> area has changed.
> Instead of providing the full search result as polite region, it's
> sometimes more appropriate to only announce meta information of the search
> results. This has to be provided by the author. This can be done by live
> region messages, e.g. log. Use cases can be the amount of search results or
> search suggestions available while typing. The amount of changes probably
> are too much to consume and a reasonable meta information provided by the
> author can be better. Example can be search suggestions while typing.
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