Re: Support for aria-busy

Stefan -

My expectation would be that screen readers announce the busy state when aria-busy is toggled to true.  Ideally this could be implemented on the browser side via the firing of an event, so that screen readers could announce the state change.  When a widget is finished updating, developers should toggle aria-busy to false, then set focus into the widget as a trigger for screen readers to resume reading.

- Todd

On Mar 11, 2011, at 3:00 AM, Schnabel, Stefan wrote:

> Todd,
> I also noticed that, but what would be your expectation? That Jaws/NVDA is saying "busy" if true or "idle" if false or something like that?
> Best Regards
> Stefan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of Todd Kloots
> Sent: Mittwoch, 9. März 2011 19:37
> Subject: Support for aria-busy
> I was recently re-reading the ARIA spec and came across the aria-busy state.  Seems like a very useful state, but it doesn't seem like it is supported in any of the screen readers or browsers.  I've tested in JAWS 12 + IE 8, JAWS 12 + FF 3.5, and NVDA + FF 3.5.  Anyone have any working examples of aria-busy?
> Thanks,
> Todd

Received on Monday, 14 March 2011 04:11:21 UTC