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Understanding Success Criterion 1.4.1

From: Homme, James <james.homme@highmark.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:21:27 +0000
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I believe the answer is "No" to this question, but I wanted to check.

I was looking at http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20120103/visual-audio-contrast-without-color.html. I was testing a package that uses an unconventional way to indicate that items are selected. The person I was working with wanted to know if there needed to be text directly on the selected item that indicates that it is selected, or if it was OK to add content that changed after a group of selectable items that indicated which item was selected. Functionally, this is like a group of radio buttons, but it's actually a group of images that were given tab index, and someone who uses only a keyboard would press ENTER to select one of the items.

>From a screen reader perspective, it would definitely be more usable to know that an item you navigate onto is selected, I understand that. But would it satisfy the criteria that the user know which item is selected if the developer indicates the selected item after the user looks through the images?




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