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Browser and assistive technology support statement

From: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:53:29 -0800
To: <public-aria-practices@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004b01d36096$24eab9c0$6ec02d40$@gmail.com>
Team,

 

Per our recent discussions, I have revised the section of the read me first
about browser and assistive technology support to emphasize the need for
interoperability testing before use in production. See:

http://w3c.github.io/aria-practices/#browser_and_AT_support

Please provide feedbac in review issue 529:

https://github.com/w3c/aria-practices/issues/529

 

For your convenience, I pasted the new language below.

 

2.2 Browser and Assistive Technology Support

 

Testing assistive technology interoperability is essential before using code
from this guide in production. Because the purpose of this guide is to
illustrate appropriate use of ARIA 1.1 as defined in the ARIA specification,
the design patterns, reference examples, and sample code intentionally do
not describe and implement coding techniques for working around problems
caused by gaps in support for ARIA 1.1 in browsers and assistive
technologies. It is thus advisable to test implementations thoroughly with
each browser and assistive technology combination that is relevant within a
target audience. 

 

Similarly, JavaScript and CSS in this guide is written to be compatible with
the most recent version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari at
the time of writing. In particular, some JavaScript and CSS may not function
correctly in Internet Explorer version 10 or earlier. 

 

Except in cases where the ARIA Working Group and other contributors have
overlooked an error, examples in this guide that do not function well in a
particular browser or with a specific assistive technology are demonstrating
browser or assistive technology bugs. Browser and assistive technology
developers can thus utilize code in this guide to help assess the quality of
their support for ARIA 1.1.

 

Best,

Matt

 
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