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RE: If you use the WAI-ARIA role "application", please do so wisely!

From: Ian Sharpe <isforums@manx.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 09:47:49 -0000
To: <accessible@googlegroups.com>
Cc: "'free-aria'" <free-aria@googlegroups.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'WebAIM Discussion List'" <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>
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Hi Dominic
 
I've used the ARIA role="application" on the body element of a web page in
which I want all control of the keyboard handled by the page itself, not the
screen reader. This works perfectly on FF and IE using NVDA, but Chrome just
ignores it and NVDA continues to handle keyboard events.
 
Can you confirm that Chrome does implement this role correctly and expose
the necessary information to screen readers? I believe NVDA doesn't have
such good support for the web-kit browsers and particularly Chrome, as it
does for FF and IE, but also believe this is in part because Chrome is a
little behind these browsers in exposing the necessary information.
 
Cheers
Ian 
 

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From: accessible@googlegroups.com [mailto:accessible@googlegroups.com] On
Behalf Of Dominic Mazzoni
Sent: 08 February 2012 15:52
To: accessible@googlegroups.com
Cc: free-aria; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org; WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: If you use the WAI-ARIA role "application", please do so
wisely!


Marco's advice on using role=application is good, but note that Gmail
doesn't actually use role=application. The underlying Gmail problem reported
in this article looks like a new bug that only affects NVDA+FIrefox, when
Gmail's keyboard shortcuts are enabled. If you use JAWS+Firefox, NVDA+IE, or
if you switch off Gmail's keyboard shortcuts, everything works as it did
before. We're still investigating why NVDA+Firefox behaves differently.

- Dominic


On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@gmail.com> wrote:


Marco Zehe, Hamburg, Germany, Mozilla a11y QA.
wrote up this great, informative, and practical: New blog post: If you
use the WAI-ARIA role "application", do so wisely!
http://www.marcozehe.de/2012/02/06/if-you-use-the-wai-aria-role-application-
please-do-so-wisely/
<http://www.marcozehe.de/2012/02/06/if-you-use-the-wai-aria-role-application
-please-do-so-wisely/#a11y> 
#a11y #aria #axs

Kevin

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