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Re: aria-valuestep or equivalent needed to make range widgets operable by AT

From: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 09:02:50 -0700
To: public-aria@w3.org
Message-ID: <ce5fc814-d2c7-08dc-bd35-b2ea1a977700@oracle.com>
Windows phones (Win10/Edge) seem to deal fine with ARIA sliders when 
running with Narrator.
Can we look to see what they are doing in order to enable this without 
aria-valuestep?


On 5/16/2016 8:37 PM, James Craig wrote:
> ARIA group,
>
> A long-standing problem with ARIA sliders is that they can only be made partially accessible, and only on keyboard-based interfaces. There have been some recent brainstorms and discussions about what it would require to make custom ARIA sliders directly operable by AT (for example, on touch screen devices).
>
> One of the missing links is an a direct equivalent to the @step attribute on <input type="range">.
>
> Please consider adding @aria-valuestep (or an equivalent attr) for range widgets such as sliders. Ideally this would be an addition to ARIA 1.1 to match HTML and allow for future AT support.
>
> Thanks,
> James Craig
>
>

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