W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-aria@w3.org > May 2016

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 

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

Regards, James

Oracle <http://www.oracle.com>
James Nurthen | Principal Engineer, Accessibility
Phone: +1 650 506 6781 <tel:+1%20650%20506%206781> | Mobile: +1 415 987 
1918 <tel:+1%20415%20987%201918> | Video: james.nurthen@oracle.com 
Oracle Corporate Architecture
500 Oracle Parkway | Redwood Cty, CA 94065
Green Oracle <http://www.oracle.com/commitment> Oracle is committed to 
developing practices and products that help protect the environment
Received on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:03:30 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 18:58:26 UTC