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RE: Native keyboard support based on roles

From: Cain, Sally <sally.cain@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:29:14 +0000
To: "lwatson@paciellogroup.com" <lwatson@paciellogroup.com>, "WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>
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This is a brilliant idea!

-----Original Message-----
From: Léonie Watson [mailto:lwatson@paciellogroup.com] 
Sent: 15 December 2014 12:27
To: WAI Protocols & Formats
Subject: Native keyboard support based on roles



When a custom control is created, would it be possible for a browser to provide the expected keyboard support based on the presence of an explicit role? For example a custom control with role="button" would automatically be given the same interaction support as a native <button>.


If this were possible it could be beneficial to authors (who would not then need to provide additional scripted behaviour), and beneficial to accessibility because it would encourage authors to apply the correct semantics to the control.






Senior Accessibility Engineer, TPG

@LeonieWatson @PacielloGroup


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