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Re: WCAG 2.1.3 Date Picker

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:23:14 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <7b119108-1e20-6f70-e6f8-cc11a828656a@splintered.co.uk>
On 23/08/2017 00:34, Phuong Hoang wrote:
> Will that please the UI designers?
> One more Sailesh and thanks for your input
> 
> The SC requires 'all functionality' meaning ' all processes and outcomes 
> achievable through user action' to be keyboard-accessible; not 'some 
> functionality' or 'whatever functionality the tester considers sufficient'.
> 
> The Clear Button (X) in the text input fields in Internet Explorer 
> cannot achievable using Keyboard interface. So to I simply take it out 
> with the CSS below or find a way to make it work with Keyboard interface 
> for SC 2.1.1?
> 
> .someinput::-ms-clear {z
>       display: none;
> }
> 
> 1.IF you need to delete the text like said accessibility in the input 
> field and if one have limitations of body movement. It will take 1 
> second to push the deleted button that will take 13 second to delete all 
> the text. (Let not counting this 2 - Ctrl + A + try the new text or hold 
> down the backspace).
> 
> 2.For the mouse users and giving a tab in to the clear button + Enter to 
> delete all the text in this way, this person will take 2 second.
> 
> So the processes and outcomes here is 13 second vs 2 second
> 
> The Clear Button (X) have no keyboard-accessible will it fail SC here?

No, a keyboard user can still achieve the same outcome/functionality. 
The point of the SC is not that every single mouse-actionable 
control/thing is fully keyboard accessible, but that the user can 
trigger the same functionality/get the same end result.

The SC is not concerned with "does it take the same amount of seconds 
for a keyboard user that it takes a mouse user". That's usability, not 
accessibility.

P
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