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Re: Creating a color palette

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:40:40 -0400
Message-Id: <p06110404c242f815688c@[]>
To: "Becky Gibson" <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>, wai-xtech@w3.org

At 3:21 PM -0400 11 04 2007, Becky Gibson wrote:
>The dojo toolkit has a color palette for selecting colors. We are planning
>to implement this as a rectangular image map with color blocks organized
>in a table layout.   Using an image map allows the actual colors to still
>remain visible in high contrast mode and it can be made keyboard
>accessible.   I am wondering how to identify this component?  There is no
>explicit role for color picker but it seems there should be some role
>given to the component so the user has some idea about navigation.   Does
>it make sense to mark this up as a table or grid?   Although it is only a
>grid/table by virtue of the implementation strategy.  There is also an
>imggroup role but I'm not sure that makes sense either?  Does this even
>need an additional role beyond the image map itself?

If you are picking colors from a discrete palette, you might consider a
role of 'select' since it doesn't sound as though you would let this
be multi-selectable.


>Becky Gibson
>Web Accessibility Architect
>IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
>5 Technology Park Drive
>Westford, MA 01886
>Voice: 978 399-6101; t/l 333-6101
>Email: gibsonb@us.ibm.com
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:40:58 UTC

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