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Re: accessible date input [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:17:18 +0000
Message-ID: <CA++-QFeo8XaAp3Q7fUkm3Z67KoSQ7fwz8+7f81kqp+ZE3Dyu+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au>
Cc: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
You're welcome :)
Only improvements I would make to it, would be to add messages so that
people knew how to operate it with keyboard (e.g., using TITLE attribute on
date field, advising user that if you click on the calendar icon you can
select the date by means of keyboard), and, if possible, to allow the user
to use keyboard to jump to a day in the month.

Take care, Harry



On 15 January 2013 19:34, Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au> wrote:

> Thanks Harry,****
>
> Thatís a nice example. I havenít tried it with many browsers yet but it
> seem to avoid the problem of forcing keyboard users to go through a
> calendar if they donít 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.****
>
> Roger****
>
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> *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]****
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> Roger****
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> one of the best examples I know of is at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/(XHTML)
> ****
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> 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****
>
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> On 7 January 2013 00:47, Arch, Andrew <Andrew.Arch@finance.gov.au> wrote:*
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> *UNCLASSIFIED*****
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>  ****
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> Hi Roger,****
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>  ****
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> Take a look at the CA Govt resources at:****
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> ∑         http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/index-eng.html ****
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> ∑         http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/demos/index-eng.html ****
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>  ****
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> And also see the Paciello Group work for the EU Aegis project:****
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> ∑         http://hanshillen.github.com/jqtest/#goto_datepicker ****
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>  ****
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> Cheers, Andrew****
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>  ****
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> *UNCLASSIFIED*****
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>  ****
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> *From:* Roger Hudson [mailto:rhudson@usability.com.au]
> *Sent:* Sunday, 30 December 2012 9:48 AM
> *To:* 'W3C WAI ig'
> *Subject:* accessible date input****
>
>  ****
>
> Hi****
>
>  ****
>
> 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.****
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>  ****
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> This is to be used with a site using HTML 4.01 Strict  (i.e. not HTML 5).*
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>  ****
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> Anyone got any suggestions. ****
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>  ****
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> Thanks****
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> Roger****
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