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Comment on Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0: Authors should not use @aria-labelledby or @aria-describedby to point to elements that cannot be usefully converted to plain text

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:45:17 +0100
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To: PFWG Public Comments <public-pfwg-comments@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Comment on Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0

Comment based on Editor's Draft of 16 April 2012, archived at:


ARIA includes an algorithm for calculating accessible names and
descriptions (ยง5.2.7). This involves converting DOM to plain text.
ARIA should require that authors only use @aria-labelledby and
@aria-describedby to reference elements that make sense as accessible
names and descriptions when converted to plain text according to
ARIA's algorithm.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Thursday, 19 April 2012 22:46:06 UTC

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