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Re: Metadata on Mouse-Over SC

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:40:13 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvdm9i+6QkZyDeAq=b0vTyRNre1Ghsk3h1pXDFTnWNZDHw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, ALAN SMITH <alands289@gmail.com>
Cc: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Hi Alastair and all,

Thank you for your work on this. Very much appreciated. I'll check it out.

Alan, can you live with this latest version?

Kindest Regards,
Laura

On Oct 25, 2016 5:49 PM, "Alastair Campbell" <acampbell@nomensa.com> wrote:

> > Ideas on how best to do that?
>
> It was next in my list!
>
> I've updated the wiki page [1] with this:
> "Hidden content or metadata that is necessary for understanding is
> available using any available input method."
>
> So the intent was:
> - It should be important information for the page, supplemental
> information is ok.
> - It should be hidden information, including metadata/attributes.
> - It should not be input specific, essentially it should be available via
> keyboard, mouse, touch, whatever is available in that technology / device.
>
> For me it is closely related to 2.1.1 Keyboard, but it could fit under 1.4
> instead.
>
> I think historically many cases would be covered by 'functionality' being
> available to keyboard users, as the vast majority of hidden content would
> be in components like accordion show/hide things.
>
> If we are aiming for minimum overlap of SCs in WCAG 2.1, then I would take
> out the "content or" and just have "metadata", but the general version
> makes sense to me.
>
> Looking at the examples, I realise this doesn't explicitly address the
> issue with expanding cursors obscuring tool-tips, but I think it does rule
> out that use-case as an author would have to use a method available via the
> keyboard as well.
>
> If it were available via keyboard/touch, you wouldn't have to mouse-over
> to get the content, and it wouldn't disappear when you move the large
> cursor away.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -Alastair
>
> 1] https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/wiki/Metadata_On_Hover
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