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Re: Voiceover detection in JavaScript

From: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 17:20:19 -0700
Message-ID: <6D3587FCABCC448A857BA892112346F4@WAMPAS>
To: "Jonathan Avila" <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, "Alastair Campbell" <alastc@gmail.com>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I understand what you mean, but this is not what I'm referring to.
 
I'm referring to the setting of aria-hidden="true" on an element within a button, specifically a Span tag that displays a unicode symbol that has no value for screen reader users, since a textual name for the button is already provided.



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jonathan Avila 
  To: Bryan Garaventa ; Alastair Campbell 
  Cc: WAI Interest Group 
  Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2013 4:12 PM
  Subject: RE: Voiceover detection in JavaScript


    on iOS isn't paying attention to aria-hidden="true when included in a button element



  I would be concerned that aria-hidden is set on a button that is visible on-screen.  I believe the intention of aria-hidden was to coincide with visibility:hidden and display:none although it can be used without coupling them with these CSS properties.    Ive seen some need for aria-hidden when people have faded prior and next pages on the screen with the main content in the center.  However, for actionable controls it could be problematic as you could end up on the control by swiping perhaps like you would with tab but then aria-hidden would be there causing dead space.



  Jonathan



  From: Bryan Garaventa [mailto:bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com] 
  Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2013 3:45 PM
  To: Alastair Campbell
  Cc: WAI Interest Group
  Subject: Re: Voiceover detection in JavaScript



  The issue is that I can't get Voiceover to grab the slide, then move it. If there is a gesture sequence for this though, I definitely want to learn it.



  The carousels are fine in Voiceover, I worked on these a while ago. For some reason Voiceover on iOS isn't paying attention to aria-hidden="true" when included within a button element. That's a bout it though.





    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Alastair Campbell 

    To: Bryan Garaventa 

    Cc: WAI Interest Group 

    Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2013 5:16 AM

    Subject: Re: Voiceover detection in JavaScript



    > Now, if only I could fix the ARIA Sliders that easily.



    What was the issue there? I tried the carousel and slidershow, they seemed ok. Could adjust the ordering a little to make it easier to understand (and don't rely on having an esc key), but it seemed ok.



    -Alastair 
Received on Monday, 8 April 2013 00:22:08 UTC

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