live region label announcement (Comment 329)

Document: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 Working Draft 15 December 2009
Part: 6.5.2. Live Region Attributes (attrs_liveregions)

The current ARIA specification does not seem to allow for controlling assistive technology announcement of a live region's label when updates are announced.

In some situations it may be appropriate or necessary to indicate what is being updated (search results, list of recommendations, etc) before announcing the update. In other situations it may be perfectly adequate to announce the update alone.

I have not found a property to control this within the current specification so my proposal is to add a new one.


Add another Live Region attribute. It may be "aria-livelabel", accepting boolean values of 'true' or 'false', that indicates whether the assistive technology will present the live region's label before presenting aria-atomic notifications.

Received on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 17:23:03 UTC