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RE: Names for ARIA menu and menubar

From: ALAN SMITH <alands289@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:22:50 -0400
Message-ID: <575ff71a.8861810a.9508e.0709@mx.google.com>
To: "Batusic, Mario" <mario.batusic@fabasoft.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

We would have to look at the specific code as there are so many variables.

Here are some things to remember when using aria labeling techniques..

Aria-label overrides or takes precedence over other labels or span text used for labels.
Aria-labelledby overrides or takes precedence over aria-label.

So you may be seeing some of this behavior with your menus.

Please send out a code snippet for review.



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From: Batusic, Mario
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:40 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Names for ARIA menu and menubar

Dear Colleagues,

I am perplex about Screen Readers treatment of ARIA menu and menubar names applied by aria-label on the corresponding element. Both JAWS and NVDA do not announce the menu name when focussing on menu items. We have in our product, that we implement as a single-page web app at the same time up to 3 menus and it is very important for the user to know in which widget is the item he/she focuses on.

Does somebody know what is the reason the screen readers ignore the menu names? Or is it undisputed a bug? Thanks.


Mario Batusic
Fabasoft Accessibility
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