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Re: AT support for role="application"

From: Srinivas Annam <annams@google.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 09:24:44 -0700
Message-ID: <8e8d44860808270924g38097d67t38e47b293c1cf4ef@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>, dev-accessibility@lists.mozilla.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, wai-xtech-request@w3.org
Aaron,

Yes, thank you. I noticed the announcement which you forwarded. I am yet to
install and test to see how well it works, but I am definitely excited. All
the required ARIA bits seem to be falling in place, good times!

Thanks,
Srinivas


On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 7:36 AM, Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>wrote:

>
> Yes that's what I meant -- JAWS 10. Thanks.
>
>
>  From: "Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com> To: Aaron M
> Leventhal/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS, "Srinivas Annam" <annams@google.com> Cc: <
> dev-accessibility@lists.mozilla.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <
> wai-xtech-request@w3.org>
> Date: 08/27/2008 04:33 PM Subject: RE: AT support for role="application"
> ------------------------------
>
>
>
> You're talking of Jaws 10 public beta?
>
> - Stefan
>
> *From:* wai-xtech-request@w3.org [mailto:wai-xtech-request@w3.org<wai-xtech-request@w3.org>]
> *On Behalf Of *Aaron M Leventhal*
> Sent:* Mittwoch, 27. August 2008 12:01*
> To:* Srinivas Annam*
> Cc:* dev-accessibility@lists.mozilla.org; wai-xtech@w3.org;
> wai-xtech-request@w3.org*
> Subject:* Re: AT support for role="application"
>
>
> Hi Sri,
>
> FWIW JAWS supports role="application" now, but I don't know of a public
> document where the behavior is described.
>
> We'll have to follow up with them on that.
>
> - Aaron
>
>  From: Srinivas Annam <annams@google.com>  To: wai-xtech@w3.org,
> dev-accessibility@lists.mozilla.org  Date: 07/16/2008 07:47 AM  Subject: AT
> support for role="application"
>
> ------------------------------
>
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I am trying to understand the functionality of application role and what
> the current support of AT is for the same. From the w3 description (at *
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/#application*<http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/#application>)
> once role="application" is specified AT would set the user into non-browse
> mode and pass arrow and other key strokes straight to the the application so
> the application can support keyboard functionality.
>
> To verify the behavior I tried the *spreadsheet example*<http://www.mozilla.org/access/dhtml/spreadsheet>(from
> *mozilla.org* <http://mozilla.org/>) using FF3 and Window Eyes 6.1. While
> WE 6.1 recognized the application mode and announced "Browse Off" as soon as
> the page has been rendered, it continued to stay in browse mode until an
> explicit focus change occurred to one of the elements on the body. Is this
> the expected behavior of an AT for role="application"? The behavior
> certainly makes sense to me, but what threw me off is the fact "Browse Off"
> has been announced but I continued to be in browse mode initially. Once I
> understood, what it is doing I actually like the resulting user experience,
> but want to make that this is the expected behavior.
>
> Also, has anyone tried a combination of application role and document role
> on the same page. Any good examples out there that I could play with? What
> about other AT, anyone know if JAWS and all has any support for this or
> planning to add?
>
> Thanks,
> Srinivas
>
> --
> Srinivas Annam
> Software Engineer, Accessibility
> Google, Inc.
> Cell: 408.898.4928
> Email: *annams@google.com* <annams@google.com>
>
>


-- 
Srinivas Annam
Software Engineer, Accessibility
Google, Inc.
Cell: 408.898.4928
Email: annams@google.com
Received on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 16:25:28 UTC

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