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Re: Data Table Sort Feature

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:49:28 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJi9CqrpGmYSCTd6Q7m3cYjwVSbeCMF7M=HU+RuYp9BKJ34Z+A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I am testing with JAWS 16, NVDA 2015.1:

There are two grids and column header row is repeated in both; the
first has no data rows and the 2nd grid has an empty first row.
This is confusing in itself.
On loading the page, on grid#1:
aria-label=Name: activate to sort column descending
Then I sorted the table using age:
aria-label=Name: activate to sort column ascending
In grid#2:col headers are in row#2  and I see
aria-label=Age: activate to sort column ascending

An example of incorrect ARIA use?

On 3/2/15, Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com> wrote:
> HI All,
> Can someone test with a screen reader and determine if it announces the
> sort state of the active column header:
> http://www.datatables.net/examples/basic_init/scroll_y.html#
> I get the following results:
>>JAWS 13 and IE9 convey that headers are sortable but do not announce the
> states (ascending / descending) once invoked. Note that the active
> state gets announced on tabbing and then shift tabbing back.
>>NVDA does not announce the headers.
> Would be nice to see additional test results.
> Thanks,
> Devarshi
Received on Monday, 2 March 2015 21:49:55 UTC

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