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Re: [css3-speech] LC comment: aural/speech events/modifications cued by ARIA properties/attributes

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:31:19 +0100
Cc: www-style@w3.org, wai-xtech <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A35714B6-AB72-4E67-AB08-207FC07ACE76@gmail.com>
To: Gregory Rosmaita <gregory.rosmaita@gmail.com>
Hi Greg, I agree with your comments. As you say, this is out-of-scope as far as the CSS-Speech specification is concerned, but WCAG could eventually publish guidelines as to how CSS selectors can be used to target elements that are marked with ARIA attributes. Recommended authoring practices would be useful indeed, and I have always felt that this needs to be a concerted effort. Perhaps a W3C Community Group charter could encompass the cross-cutting concerns that apply to speech synthesis in web-pages (e.g. CSS-Speech, ARIA, HTML5 audio/video, HTML-Speech, Audio API, Forms speech input, etc.).
Regards, Daniel

On 1 Oct 2011, at 04:20, Gregory Rosmaita wrote:

> aloha!
> one area where speech-characteristic changes and aural icons is needed
> is in conjunction with ARIA 1.0 markup -- for example, to indicate the
> presence of a "describedby" value for an image or to aurally demarcate
> the text which is referenced by the "describedby" property if the user
> has her speech engine set to "read describedby text inline" as opposed
> to using the cue-before and cue-after mechanism to "indicate presence
> of describedby text" or "indicate presence of describedby text and
> speak aria-labelledby/label"
> in addition, ARIA-demarcated states -- such as "checked" and "unchecked"
> -- could be communicated non-verbosely to a user using the aural cueing
> model contained in css3-speech...
> the use of css3-speech in conjunction with ARIA should probably be
> addressed not in the css3-speech recommendation itself, but in one of
> the ARIA support documents, such as the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices
> Guide:
> * http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-practices (latest editor's draft)
> * http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices
> also, WCAG should contain a section on the use of css3-speech to
> control/guide spoken output -- i would be more than willing to assist
> in the drafting of any such text, gregory.
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