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Re: About image sliders

From: Ajay Sharma <ajaysharma89003@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 18:08:42 +0530
Message-ID: <CAP_uM+f-cK_S-9GBbp48zEhri__Vy5jeFptnb9XTXN72bzAxzg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hello All,

Thanks a lot for all of your help and putting on this discussion, I
greatly appreciate it.

About the slider that I am working on is based on jQuery.  but, the
nice  tutorial suggested by Kevin, accomplished most of the desired
tasks for now.

Although, its light weight and accessible, being partially sighted and
screen-reader user, I believe the experience could be made sleeker.
For instance, after pressing next button, the focus have to taken
manually to the heading of the current slide every time, and this sort
of feels like moving on a bumpy road. Here, the focus could be
automatically taken to the heading of the slide.

This tutorial has no doubt given a good start and I am going to use it
the best way possible.

Thanks again and have a wonderful time!
Ajay

On 11/30/15, Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:40:22 +1000, <ajaysharma89003@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have just plunjed into the world of accessibility so please forgive if
>>
>> I sound novice.
>
> Actually, you hsould be worried about whether people who are not novices
> sound like they know everything. Because none of us do.
>
>> Now problem is that, I am working on a project which is a website that
>> shows a big image slider. The images convey important information both
>> in textual and non textual form, and this slider is inaccessible.
>>
>> My question is that is there any standard technique to make it
>> accessible and if is it okay to make it accessible by hiding the entire
>> slider div by aria-hidden and rendering the info in simple text, that is
>>
>> hidden from sighted users through css, without changing the layout of
>> the site?
>
> I suspect the answer is that this is not accessible.
>
> The problem here is making the content accessible to people who have
> *limited* vision, and no screen reader. (In most of the world, that means
> more than people who have a screenreader). And people who have pretty good
>
> vision, and a keyboard.
>
>> Kindly let me know the best thing to do to get it aligned with Level AA.
>
> I'm afraid I'm not that worried about how to meet level AA specifically -
> just the principle of making things "reasonably accessible".
>
> But I think your answer is going to involve looking at the code that makes
>
> the slider, and at making the text alternatives discoverable. You might be
>
> able to do that without changing the layout - or not much - but I doubt
> that the solution here is just to rely on ARIA.
>
> As already noted, without knowing the details - code, etc. - it's hard to
> provide very specific useful guidance.
>
> cheers
>
> --
> Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
>   chaals@yandex-team.ru - - - Find more at http://yandex.com
>
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