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RE: date pickers

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 07:40:20 -0400
Message-ID: <23EB0B5A59FF804E9A219B2C4EF3AE3D020ED07A@Access-Exch.Access-Board.gov>
To: "Sailesh Panchang" <spanchang02@yahoo.com>, "WCAG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "David MacDonald" <david100@sympatico.ca>
Cc: "508" <508@Access-Board.gov>
Very interesting discussion Sailesh and David.  Thanks too for the links to the web aim discussion and Aria example.  I have to confess that my favorite comment was “Often the accessible date-pickers are more work than just typing it in and is something you should consider.”

 

This comes up in the Federal sphere with 508 and the on-going consensus at this point is that a properly labeled text box option is a sufficient alternative to a pop-up date picker.  That is not the same judgment call that would be made for a calendar program (where, as Sailesh describes, knowing the day of the week, adjacent appointments, and full keyboard navigation would all be essential).

 

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