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Re: Is content on hover only a WCAG failure?

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:36:57 +0100
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <6a9872ea-d9fe-7ff8-254a-c038dc4a77af@splintered.co.uk>
On 17/10/2017 18:14, Repsher, Stephen J wrote:
> I’m looking for some conformational feedback on a simple question: If 
> content appears only on hover, i.e. the trigger is not focusable, does 
> that *always* constitute a WCAG 2.0 failure?  In the context of 2.1.1, I 
> suppose this asks whether the ability to show the content is considered 
> “functionality” and thus must be keyboard operable.  One example might 
> be where a help icon is used to show extra info for a form field and is 
> piped to the accessible description:
> <label>Reason<input type=”text” … 
> aria-describedby=”tooltip”></label><img src=”help-icon.png” … 
> onmouseover=”showTooltip()”>
> Depending on your answer above…
> If you answered yes, then doesn’t that translate to saying that any 
> element with a title attribute must be focusable, either by default from 
> its semantics or manually via setting its tab index?  For example:
> <img … alt=”blah” title=”more blah” tabindex=”0”>

Yes, and yes.

Patrick H. Lauke

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