Re: ARIA roles for Identifying title panes

Hi Becky.

Becky I am thinking that functionally these are a bit like tabs (tab 
panel headers) and tabpanels (container of resources), which I think 
Jaws and Window-Eyes support.

All, here is a link to the TitlePane test:


Becky Gibson wrote:
> A title pane is a container with a title bar, clicking the title bar 
> expands and collapses (hides/shows) the container and its contents.  My 
> thought it so put the title bar into the tab order via tabindex=0 and use 
> the enter key in addition to mouse click  to toggle hide/show of the 
> associated container. 
> I am uncertain as to what ARIA roles to use.   I was not going to put the 
> container itself into the tab order but the container seems to be the 
> element which should get the region role and a state of expanded = true or 
> false.   I don't know what role the title bar itself should get but it 
> does control the container. 
> Thoughts?
> There is a test page for a mouse only version  (NO keyboard support has 
> been implemented yet) of this widget available in the Dojo nightly source: 
>  TitlePane
> Becky Gibson
> Web Accessibility Architect
> IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
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Received on Monday, 5 March 2007 16:29:52 UTC