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suggestions for new roles and properties in ARIA next

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:29:27 +0100
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To: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
a few suggestions for ARIA next

role="text"
when a non text object has a role of text , its to be treated as text.
example use:

My <img src="heart.png" alt="heart" role="text"> breaks.

provides a way convey an objects text alternative without exposing its role.


role="disclosure"
a disclosure widget (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disclosure_widget)

HTML5 has a disclosure widget (details/summary) and they are common in web apps.


aria-description="text"

like aria-label except it maps to the acc description in accessibility APIs

provides a means of including an extended text description internal to
an element , could be used in place of table summary attribute. for
images when an accessible name is not provided but a description is.

role="caption"
identifies text inside an element as a caption for an associated
object such as a table or image

provides a role for HTML elements such as table <caption> and figure
<figcaption>




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with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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