Re: ARIA Grid Example using the DHTML keyboard style guide


I am not sure if this fixes your poblem but the new table support for grid
is in FF 3.6:

This is from Marco: Last night I verified that the stuff all landed fine in
the Firefox 3.6b2pre build. It will *not* be in the upcoming "official"
beta1 since that code was branched before we landed the IAccessibleTable2

Feel free to disseminate the below links to all parties interested to

Zip file:

Full installer:

Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist

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Couple of observations with Jaws 11/FF3.5:
1. odd that INS+UP doesn't read the current cell; never had to use INS
+NUMPAD 5 before and not sure how that would work on a laptop
2. the table headers are announced twice, once as Jaws messages and then
again, I suppose, as accessible names (different source for sure bc I use
different voice profiles for each type of announcement)
3. the alert role is announced even when you enter valid values (e.g. enter
100 into the car rental field and I hear 'alert' three times); the role +
the msg for invalid entries works well
4. the live region for the totals causes Jaws to read the table summary,
"ARIA enabled Tavel Reimbursement Form Example," the contents of the first
cell of the row, sometimes the table headers for that cell, and then the
actual new total, which is a little confusing
5. tabbing into the grid works as expected but using the arrow keys to
navigate the document in the virtual buffer only notes an application
landmark and then another down arrow, an editable grid role for the next
element; this might be odd for some users and is not how Jaws treats
regular HTML form controls, for which it automatically enters application
mode whether you use TAB or the arrow keys

Overall, though, nice example and very powerfully demonstrates WAI-ARIA
--> Mike Squillace
IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center



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                ARIA Grid Example using the DHTML keyboard  style guide    

I have created an new ARIA grid example based on the keystrokes in the AOL
DHTML style guide.

I plan to add some additional widgets to gridcells to study how the escape
key should operate when widgets are in grid cells, for example a date
picker and combo boxes for locations.

I have done some testing with JAWS 11 and Firefox 3.5 since this is the
combination that seems to work the best with speech.  IE 8 and JAWS 11 does
not speak very much.

It is intersting to note that when navigating to a cell with content, it
speaks all the labels, but not the contents of the gridcell.  If you use
INSERT+KEYPAD5 it then speaks the girdcell contents only.

Comments and suggestions welcome.

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator Information Technology Accessibility
Disability Resources and Educational Services

Rehabilitation Education Center
Room 86
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Voice: (217) 244-5870


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