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Re: iOS7 voiceover date input issue

From: Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:35:39 -0500
Message-ID: <52D850AB.9080005@w3.org>
To: Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Roger,
On 1/16/14, 2:33 PM, Roger Hudson wrote:
> Thanks Mark,
> 
> But isn't the behaviour different to how it used to be with iOS6 and with
> all the other input types? From memory, I think all other form controls are
> indentified as controls when you move to them. 
I cannot confirm or deny that as I don't have iOS6 on any personal devices, but it does seem like inconsistent, less than ideal and non-intuitive behavior.

In this case, you need to
> know the label relates to a form control and then double tap it before it is
> identified as such.
> 
> It just seems strange to change the behaviour, and how will a user know that
> the behaviour has changed? 
I agree with you.  I would recommend filing a bug with Apple: https://developer.apple.com/bug-reporting/

Best,

Mark

> 
> Roger
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Sadecki [mailto:mark@w3.org] 
> Sent: Friday, 17 January 2014 2:05 AM
> To: Roger Hudson; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: iOS7 voiceover date input issue
> 
> Hi Roger,
> 
> On 1/16/14, 3:29 AM, Roger Hudson wrote:
> [snip]
>>  
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>> With iOS7, as you go down to the date input, the label takes focus and is
> reported by VoiceOver, but the actual input itself is ignored altogether.
> However, it appears that if there is already a value in the date input then
> it does get reported.
>>
> 
> When I loaded up your sample code on an iOS7 iPhone, I was able to pull up
> the picker by double tapping on the label.  Focus was not moved to the
> picker and I had to swipe through to get to it.  Once I moved focus to the
> picker, I could swipe up and down to change Month, day and year values.
> Moving focus back to the date picker did once it had a value did result in
> VO reporting the date value.
> 
> Mark
> 
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>> This all seems strange to me and I was wondering if anyone could throw
> some light on the matter. Is this a known issue with either iOS7 or the
> HTML5 date picker, I couldn't seem to find an answer on the web although
> various people said they had issues with the date picker with iOS7.
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>> Thanks,
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>> Roger
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>> *Roger Hudson*
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>> Web Usability
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>> Mobile: 0405 320 014
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>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/rogerhudson
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>> Email: rhudson@usability.com.au
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