Color picker

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Tue Jul 31 18:40:21 UTC 2007


Hi David,

I was able to navigate via the keyboard but can't figure out how to  
select a color once I've navigated to it.  Do you know what the  
select control is?

-Daphne

On Jul 31, 2007, at 10:25 AM, David Bolter wrote:

> The dojo palette has pretty decent a11y support now including kb nav.
> http://archive.dojotoolkit.org/nightly/dojotoolkit/dijit/tests/ 
> test_ColorPalette.html
>
> cheers,
> David
>
> Colin Clark wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>> Colin
>>
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
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Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
Educational Technology Services
daphne at media.berkeley.edu
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