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Re: Voiceover detection in JavaScript

From: David Hilbert Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 07:41:51 -0400
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <43D9C211-EC6B-4761-802B-A7105188A093@comcast.net>
To: Alastair Campbell <alastc@gmail.com>
I agree.  I just don't know why I got the image instead of the pass through.  The "value" option means that the slider is recognized but for whatever reason, (probably not implemented as yet), it isn't working.  I've written to apple accessibility about this.  at the very least, we should get elucidation, because, where the slider does work with pass through, the verbalized instructions are in correct.

On Apr 9, 2013, at 7:36 AM, Alastair Campbell <alastc@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi David,

Sorry, I thought my terminology was off, I did mean the rotor. One of the options in the rotor is "value", at least when you are focused on the slider. However, it still didn't enable the up/down gestures to work, even though VoiceOver says that should work.

It wasn't *my* implementation, the page is from the Open Ajax Alliance accessibility examples, and it works great with desktop VoiceOver, and keyboard only. (I assume it works fine with Windows screen readers as well, but I haven't tried.)

Pass through may not work on that example, but that shouldn't be the primary method of using a slider, it should work with the stated gestures.

That's why I think it's an iOS-VoiceOver bug, and a very difficult one to work around.

Cheers,

-Alastair

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