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RE: Progress tracker in Workflow - What is best accessibility practice?

From: Bolena, Zachary <Zachary.Bolena@Schwab.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:24:32 +0000
To: Lars Ballieu Christensen <lbc@sensus.dk>
CC: "Sean Murphy (seanmmur)" <seanmmur@cisco.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <70d219371092478295c327c0d65e9311@NEX8024CDC.us.global.schwab.com>
Hello Lars,

Not sure if this helps but as far as a stepped progress pattern for screen reader users I utilize an unordered list with a group role and aria label. Each step utilizes screen reader only text which is hidden off screen with CSS to relay step status.

The screen reader reads:

-          You are on step 1 of 2 step one is active. Personal Information

-          Step 2 of 2 is not active. Account Information

The basic code structure:
You can always use JS to dynamically switch out the “scrnRdrTxt” content based on which step is active.

.scrnRdrTxt {
  position: absolute;
  width: 1px;
  height: 1px;
  margin: -1px;
  padding: 0;
  overflow: hidden;
  csectionp: rect(0, 0, 0, 0);
  border: 0;
ul, li {
  list-style: none;

<ul aria-label="Open an account steps" role="group">

<span class="scrnRdrTx">You are on step 1 of 2, step 1 is active.</span>
<span class="title">Personal Information</span>

<span class=" scrnRdrTx">Step 2 of 2 is not active.</span>
<span class="title">Account Information</span>


Thank you,
Zach Bolena

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) [mailto:seanmmur@cisco.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 6:28 PM
To: Lars Ballieu Christensen; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Progress tracker in Workflow - What is best accessibility practice?

What about accessible bread crumbs or an indicator identifying they are currently step 1 of x.

Sean Murphy
Accessibility Software engineer
Tel: +61 2 8446 7751       Cisco Systems, Inc.
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From: Lars Ballieu Christensen [mailto:lbc@sensus.dk]
Sent: Thursday, 26 January 2017 8:48 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: Progress tracker in Workflow - What is best accessibility practice?

Hi all,

Greetings from Denmark.

We are currently researching good, accessible ways of addition progress trackers in digital workflows such as e-commerce solutions that enables users to know where they are in the process. I would greatly appreciate pointers to any work done on the subject, good practice examples etc.

Venligst/Kind regards

Lars Ballieu Christensen
Rådgiver/Adviser, Ph.D., M.Sc., Sensus ApS
Specialister i tilgængelighed/Accessibility Consultants
Tel: +45 48 22 10 03 – Mobil: +45 40 32 68 23 - Skype: Ballieu
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