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Re: progressbar role

From: Shane Anderson <shanebanderson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:31:47 -0500
Message-ID: <CAESH9JtgzsYypyGFg0yYxForV0HV=m-eKr3-8VVX-NDZZchPdg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters@domblogger.net>
Cc: W3C WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Progressbar is the incorrect role. Slider is the role you're looking for.

Shane Anderson

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net>

> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Accessibility/A
> RIA/ARIA_Techniques/Using_the_progressbar_role
> I have custom html5 media player, with a custom progress bar.
> According to the mozilla page, it says that user agents should read the
> the progress every time it updates - but when the progress is for how much
> of the media has played it seems that would compete with the audio from the
> media itself.
> Should I not use role="progressbar" in the context of media with audio, or
> is there maybe a way to tell it to be quiet unless the user asks it for the
> current progress?
> I am wondering if the context of a media player is maybe wrong for that
> particular role.
> I currently update the title attribute of the progress bar to identify the
> percentage of the media that has played, is that good enough or do I really
> need to give it a progressbar role?
> Thank you for suggestions.
> I'm not using a native html5 progress tag because I need a few things it
> doesn't support.
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