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Re: ARIA support in SVG in Webkit

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:46:16 -0700
Cc: public-svg-wg@w3.org, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Kelvin Lawrence <klawrenc@us.ibm.com>, public-pfwg@w3.org
Message-id: <E5A7FFFD-0381-44F4-8814-1914D27CB3D6@apple.com>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Here are a few more examples of accessible SVG.


On Sep 3, 2013, at 11:47 AM, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> As you all know we have WAI-ARIA in the SVG2 spec. I applied ARIA to one of Kelvin Lawrence's SVG examples. Unless the drawing object was text the object was not exposed to an assistive technology. I ran my test with VoiceOver. Given our early discussions this is the correct behavior due to the retained mode graphics in SVG. We would have accessibility objects for drawing objects that were not of interest. 
> However, if I did apply aria role="img" and aria-label="some text" then the drawing objects were mapped and spoken correctly on both iOS, Webkit nightlys (Mac), Chrome Canary (Mac) by VoiceOver. We have not done an extensive accessibility API mapping spec. for SVG but this is excellent news and it shows that accessibility is continuing to come to SVG. I have not tried it on Firefox for Windows or IE yet. 
> (See attached file: svgtest.html)
> Rich Schwerdtfeger
> <svgtest.html>

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