Re: Creating a color palette

We had this call. The color palette should be a grid with cell navigation.
Each grid cell should have an image with title text containing a
translatable color, like red, and the RGB value.

Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist
Chair, IBM Accessibility Architecture Review  Board

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At 3:21 PM -0400 11 04 2007, Becky Gibson wrote:
>The dojo toolkit has a color palette for selecting colors. We are planning
>to implement this as a rectangular image map with color blocks organized
>in a table layout.   Using an image map allows the actual colors to still
>remain visible in high contrast mode and it can be made keyboard
>accessible.   I am wondering how to identify this component?  There is no
>explicit role for color picker but it seems there should be some role
>given to the component so the user has some idea about navigation.   Does
>it make sense to mark this up as a table or grid?   Although it is only a
>grid/table by virtue of the implementation strategy.  There is also an
>imggroup role but I'm not sure that makes sense either?  Does this even
>need an additional role beyond the image map itself?

If you are picking colors from a discrete palette, you might consider a
role of 'select' since it doesn't sound as though you would let this
be multi-selectable.


>Becky Gibson
>Web Accessibility Architect
>IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
>5 Technology Park Drive
>Westford, MA 01886
>Voice: 978 399-6101; t/l 333-6101

Received on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 01:51:09 UTC