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expand/collapse functionality

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:52:00 +0200
Message-ID: <4E325890.9000302@w3.org>
To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
CC: Mandana Eibegger <mandana@schoener.at>
Dear Group,

Mandana Eibegger (CC'ed) has joined the group to help me with the 
expand/collapse functionality.

One of the things she is suggesting is to use the WAI-ARIA accordion 
widget [1] rather than the current approach with buttons [2].

[1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/#accordion>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/training/accessible>

One of the implications is that the accordion widget has a different set 
of keyboard shortcuts than the current approach. While keyboard users 
should be accustomed to these shortcuts from similar desktop widgets, it 
is still something quite new for many web users.

Here is an example with an implementation of the WAI-ARIA accordion:
  - <http://test.cita.uiuc.edu/aria/tabpanel/tabpanel2.php>

Question for the group, in particular for the keyboard users: how well 
does this example WAI-ARIA implementation work for you?


Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
Received on Friday, 29 July 2011 06:52:28 UTC

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