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Re: How to make highlighted text accessible?

From: Lars Holm Sørensen <post@diversa.dk>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:02:45 +0200
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To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Olaf

Thank you for your answer.

I agree that would be a very robust, and probably the best, solution :)

But I probably won't be able to convince the designers to change the design, to make space for more text. 

Let me know if someone can come up with another solution.

Lars Holm Sørensen

Den 19/10/2013 kl. 14.00 skrev Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>:

> Hi Lars,
> 
> as a starter: please keep in mind that screen readers are just one possible type of assistive technologies… ;-) 
> 
> In principle just follow the rule "information shall not be conveyed by colour alone".
> 
> And I would like to add: do not remedy this by yet another piece of information that is not normally presented.
> 
> Why not put the text "current step" or something like that in front of the … well .. current step?
> 
> This will be an extremely robust approach, and will help everybody, whether blind, low vision, colour blind, dyslexic, … - and in many cases even when no specialised technology, aka assistive technology, is used.
> 
> Olaf
> 
> 
> 
> Am 19 Oct 2013 um 13:27 schrieb Lars Holm Sørensen <post@diversa.dk>:
> 
>> Hello
>> 
>> Can you suggest a good solution for the following case?
>> 
>> I have a website, where the user goes through a 3 step workflow. 
>> The 3 steps are listed on top of the page, where the currently active step is highlighted with a CSS-colored background to tell the user which step she is performing right now.
>> 
>> The 3 steps are just clean text, - no buttons or tabs, - not used for navigation.. They are just there to indicate where in the workflow we are.
>> 
>> In the given situation there is no information for the screenreader user about where in the workflow she is right now. 
>> It might also be a problem if the page us used with customized styles.
>> 
>> What would be the best way to let all users know about the current active step? 
>> Does aria provide any solution for this?
>> 
>> 
>> Everything best:
>> Lars Holm Sørensen
>> 
> 
> 
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