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RE: aria-keyshortcuts

From: Schnabel, Stefan <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:40:22 +0000
To: Rich Schwerdtfeger <schwer@yahoo.com>, "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>
CC: Dominic Mazzoni <dmazzoni@google.com>, ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
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Hi Rich,

Will the question how UA‘ s *may* (not should, not must) expose the keyshortcuts definitions to non-blind end users as part of their UI be handled in the APG later on? Because https://www.w3.org/TR/accname-aam-1.1/ isn’t a place for it since it is about API mapping.

Shouldn’t there be in the spec draft at least one sentence like “UA’s are free to render the keyshortcuts info as part of their UI or leave that to the page author”?


From: Rich Schwerdtfeger [mailto:schwer@yahoo.com]
Sent: Samstag, 12. März 2016 00:03
To: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Cc: Dominic Mazzoni <dmazzoni@google.com>; ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>; James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Subject: Re: aria-keyshortcuts

Hi Jason,

Here is a revised draft for aria-keyshortcuts:

Does this address your issues? The revised text is in the last paragraph preceding the editor’s note.


Rich Schwerdtfeger
Round Rock, TX

On Mar 11, 2016, at 8:14 AM, White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org<mailto:jjwhite@ets.org>> wrote:

Hi Rich,

I think it’s reasonable to attach the aria-keyshortcut property to the (usually hidden) menu item. If the user digs into the menu, the shortcut will be discoverable (and discovered), as it will then be revealed to the platform accessibility API.

I think the author should be permitted (as is required under these circumstances) to allow the shortcut to operate globally.

Maybe loosen the requirement and say that there must be some sequence of UI operations that will reveal the shortcut to the user by making the element visible and hence available to accessibility APIs.

I agree this is not a straightforward problem and that the requirements for authors need to be clarified. It’s probably a combination of ensuring that the text in the spec is appropriate and handling the issue properly in the authoring practices.

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