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Re: WCAG 2.1.3 Date Picker

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:40:08 -0400
To: Userite <richard@userite.com>
Cc: Phuong Hoang <PhuongHoang1182@hotmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20170726124008.GC2503@rednote.net>
Entering a date directly certainly enhances accessibility. However,
knowing the correct format for a given site is important, and not always
easily ascertained.

Some varieties I've seen include:

If you can't examine this one char by char, you won't easily discover
they're after an alpha mmm, and not a numeric. Also, the use of the dash
may be masked by a screen reader

Then there's the difference between European and American dd/mm/yyyy vs
mm/dd/yyyy, and sometimes yy rather than yyyy.

So, it should be possible to tab off and back onto the field and see the
date more fully elaborated in order to confirm that what was understood
upstream is what was actually intended by the user.



Userite writes:
> I have come across some examples of the date picker and discovered that you can focus on the “Enter Date” input and simply type the date, using the correct format.  In fact this approach is faster and easier than going through the calendar.  The problem is that there are no instructions about this available on the screen.  If there were instructions available, and the input was focusable, then I would probably consider this as accessible.
> Richard
> From: Phuong Hoang 
> Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:35 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org 
> Subject: WCAG 2.1.3 Date Picker 
> HI all..
> This is angularjs Date Picker pass SC 2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception)?
> You cannot get in to the month of the Date Picker using a Keyboard interface. 
> https://material.angularjs.org/latest/demo/datepicker


Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
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