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Re: autocomplete dropdown

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:38:59 -0500
Message-ID: <4AE73033.2010203@w3.org>
To: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Bart Simons <bart.simons@anysurfer.be>
from Victor Tsaran[1]: Also, have a look at http://bit.ly/iIIno [2] for an AutoComplete that degrades gracefully.

[1] http://twitter.com/vick08/status/5104850441
[2] http://bit.ly/iIIno = http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter/#from=USD;to=EUR;amt=1


Bart Simons wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> How does one make an accessible autocomplete dropdown: an edit box that
> proposes suggestions as you type. The typical example and the most
> accessible one that I know is what google uses. after typing a few letters
> one can press down arrow to scroll through the suggestions. Using JAWS 
> these are spoken and readable on a braille display.
> 
> Is this JQuery example considered accessible:
> http://view.jquery.com/trunk/plugins/autocomplete/demo/
> 
> Using JAWS9 and IE7 or Firefox3.5 I don' find it very easy to use. The 
> options are kind of spoken but not displayed in braille. It definitely 
> does not work as smooth as google suggest.
> 
> What do you recommend as an accessible implementation of an autocomplete 
> dropdown?
> 
> Regards
> Bart Simons
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