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Re: Possible draft of 3.2.7

From: Bradley-Montgomery, Rachael <rmontgomery@loc.gov>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:56:39 +0000
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gregg@vanderheiden.us>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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I am adding in the COGA taskforce. Please include this list as well as AG on the Visual Controls review.

Kind regards,


From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gregg@vanderheiden.us>
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 12:43 PM
To: GLWAI Guidelines WG org <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Subject: Possible draft of 3.2.7
Resent-From: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Resent-Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 12:39 PM

This is a rough first draft of an alternative for Success Criterion 3.2.7

Please anyone send me comments on how to improve this — or problems I missed.



Success Criterion 3.2.7 Controls Visible as Controls (Level AA): When user interface components are invisible or not visually indicated as controls until hover or focus, provide a visible indicator that the components are available and are controls, except when:
•       The same functionality is available through a component on the same page, or on a different step in a multi-step process, without requiring pointer hover or keyboard focus to make it visible as a control;
•       The component provides keyboard-only functionality;
•       A mechanism is available to make the components persistently visible as a control;
•       A mechanism makes controls visible as controls whenever a pointer is moved within or over the page, page is clicked anywhere, or keyboard is used – and stays visible for at least 3 seconds after movement or keyboard operation stops
•       Hiding the visibility of the control as a control is essential to the purpose of the page.

Examples of problems that fail

•      Controls are hidden unless the person points directly to the control

•      Page where links are not visible until the person tabs to them

Examples that pass

•      Movie where all controls are hidden but show up as soon as mouse is moved, person touches the screen anywhere, or the keyboard is used.

•      Page where links are hidden but show up as soon as mouse or keyboard are used within or over the page.


Gregg Vanderheiden

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