Update on Lightbox fix?

Colin Clark colin.clark at utoronto.ca
Thu Feb 28 13:11:14 UTC 2008


I'm so sorry for not putting out an update sooner! Yes, we're working  
away at it, and it's our top prioritty. Firefox apparently doesn't yet  
expose the ARIA roles for drag and drop out to MSAA, so the  
screenreaders are a little in the dark about our interactions.  
Apparently Mozilla is working on this.

Regardless, we realize we want to offer the best possible experience  
in non-ARIA environments as well (Internet Explorer). We're tweaking  
the way the Reorderer manages keyboard focus, and will put an set of  
instructions into the tab order so that users will have some context  
for how to interact with it.

I'm away at the Mellon retreat at the moment so I don't have the task  
plan in front of me, but Anastasia can give you a sense of how long  
we're thinking this work will take before you can start user testing  
with screen reader users.


On 27-Feb-08, at 2:38 PM, Michael S Elledge wrote:

> Hi Colin--
> Thought I'd see how the fix for the Lightbox component was coming  
> (since Barbara is bound to ask me in today's meeting). :-)
> Mike
> <elledge.vcf>

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

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