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RE: accessible date input [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

From: Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 06:34:11 +1100
To: "'Harry Loots'" <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Cc: "'W3C WAI ig'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002101cdf357$4cb691b0$e623b510$@com.au>
Thanks Harry,

That's a nice example. I haven't tried it with many browsers yet but it seem
to avoid the problem of forcing keyboard users to go through a calendar if
they don't want to by allowing them to enter the date manually and then not
open the calendar. But, those who prefer to use a calendar can still do so.



From: Harry Loots [mailto:harry.loots@ieee.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, 15 January 2013 9:49 PM
To: Roger Hudson
Cc: W3C WAI ig
Subject: Re: accessible date input [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]



one of the best examples I know of is at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

When the date field receives focus, the date picker appears; users with
mouse can select a date, or keyboard users can enter a date manually.
Keyboard users can also click the calendar icon and then select a date from
the calendar picker, using the keyboard (up/down, left/right scrolls through
days - and continues  into next month when you reach the end of this month;
pg up/dn scrolls through months).

Take care, Harry



On 7 January 2013 00:47, Arch, Andrew <Andrew.Arch@finance.gov.au> wrote:



Hi Roger,


Take a look at the CA Govt resources at:

.         http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/index-eng.html 

.         http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/demos/index-eng.html 


And also see the Paciello Group work for the EU Aegis project:

.         http://hanshillen.github.com/jqtest/#goto_datepicker 


Cheers, Andrew




From: Roger Hudson [mailto:rhudson@usability.com.au] 
Sent: Sunday, 30 December 2012 9:48 AM
To: 'W3C WAI ig'
Subject: accessible date input




I am looking for an accessible way to input dates that allow the user to
either enter the date via the keyboard in a text field or enter the date
from an accessible datepicker calendar.


This is to be used with a site using HTML 4.01 Strict  (i.e. not HTML 5).


Anyone got any suggestions. 








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