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RE: Advice About JQuery Accessibility

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:38:32 -0400
Message-ID: <0620f8420df80595505e74951934f892@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Itís likely that anchors missing either an href or an ARIA role will not be
announced as a link even if there is an onlick associated with it.   There
are multiple ways to associated onClick events with elements and some of
the newer DOM based techniques are not being detected by screen readers.
Links in Adobe Edge Preview also have this issue.  Pressing enter on the
item in virtual cursor mode does activate the link with JAWS 13 in this
case I mention.



Jonathan



*From:* Homme, James [mailto:james.homme@highmark.com]
*Sent:* Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:00 AM
*To:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
*Subject:* Advice About JQuery Accessibility



Hi,

I'm running into instances where I'm seeing legitimate JQuery things like
hyperlinks, and other items that you'd normally be able to activate and
hear what's going on, but JAWS isn't saying the word link or communicating
the word clickable, and for good reason: The code behind these items is
calling JQuery functions, rather than doing the usual HTML thing. In this
particular instance, I can't do anything about it, but if I get the chance
to, what's the correct accessibility advice to give about this. Here's the
information JAWS gives about one of the hyperlinks.



Element Information:



Tag SPAN has 1 parameters:

class=sitemapPageName



Tag A has 4 parameters:

class=sitemapPageLink

jquery1332334255145=40

nodeurl=Pega_Color_Scheme.html

shape=





Jim Homme,

Usability Services,

Phone: 412-544-1810.




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