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Re: accessible date input [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

From: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:20:38 -0800
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To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Have you noticed that JAWS 14 has apparently broken role=dialog support?

I noticed this on the date picker demo you mentioned at

  It worked in JAWS 12 and 13 in IE, but no longer in 14.

  I've been having the same trouble with my own date picker at

  So this no longer matches NVDA behavior in FF as expected, and breaks keyboard accessibility for screen reader users even though it's keyboard accessible.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Arch, Andrew 
  To: Roger Hudson 
  Cc: 'W3C WAI ig' 
  Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2013 4:47 PM
  Subject: RE: accessible date input [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]



  Hi Roger,


  Take a look at the CA Govt resources at:




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



  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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