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RE: JQuery-UI Calendar widget accessibility

From: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:51:10 +0000
To: Matt King <mck@fb.com>, "James Nurthen (james.nurthen@oracle.com)" <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
CC: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <46739F12637CC94E82F75FF874E4A1473B8B7702@CITESMBX6.ad.uillinois.edu>

Felix one of the developers for the calendar widget would like input on the accessibility design specifications before they start implementing the accessibility features.

They know it is not accessible now, but would like design specifications on what they should do.

I will take the APA groups comments and enter them in to the design wiki so they know what to do.


From: Matt King [mailto:mck@fb.com]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 1:28 PM
To: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>; James Nurthen (james.nurthen@oracle.com) <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Subject: RE: JQuery-UI Calendar widget accessibility


When it is closer to ready, yes ... but not in its current state.

I did a quick test with JAWS and NVDA in Firefox. I am not sure where focus is going on tab, but tabing through is completely silent with both.

It is not possible to close the window with the keyboard; the JS is eating all keys.

The grid markup looks decent, but the grids need to be labeled.

The button markup in the grid is good.

I am happy to give it another go when you have some fixes.


From: Gunderson, Jon R [mailto:jongund@illinois.edu]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 8:42 AM
To: Matt King <mck@fb.com<mailto:mck@fb.com>>; James Nurthen (james.nurthen@oracle.com<mailto:james.nurthen@oracle.com>) <james.nurthen@oracle.com<mailto:james.nurthen@oracle.com>>
Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org<mailto:public-aria@w3.org>>
Subject: JQuery-UI Calendar widget accessibility

Matt and James,

Could we spend some time reviewing a new calendar widget (e.g. multiple months in one dialog box) from the JQUery-UI team.

They have asked for some accessibility feedback and I would like to get some feedback on the roles and keyboard model for this composite widget.

It would be a good example to include in the authoring practices guide of a complex widget.


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator of IT Accessibility
Disability Resources and Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

E-mail: jongund@illinois.edu<mailto:jongund@illinois.edu>
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