Color picker

Colin Clark colin.clark at
Tue Jul 31 15:49:39 UTC 2007

Hi Mark,

Great question. My experience looking at several colour pickers was that 
they were inaccessible in a typical way for a lot of DHTML interfaces. 
They didn't work at all with the keyboard, instead relying entirely on 
mouse-based interactions.


Mark Norton wrote:
> Colin Clark wrote:
>> I had been looking for a good JavaScript colour picker back when we 
>> were working on PreferAble, and while there were some nice ones, they 
>> were grossly inaccessible.
> How were they inaccessible, Colin?  To some degree, a color picker is 
> going to be tough for the vision impaired, though color-names and 
> color-values could help, perhaps as ALT or tool tips text.  Why would a 
> color picker be any less accessible, mechanically at least, than a date 
> picker that shows a month?
> - Mark Norton

Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

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