Fluid Engage: Issue with static text accessibility

E.J. Zufelt everett at zufelt.ca
Mon Mar 8 15:18:17 UTC 2010


Good morning,

I would like to help out with this, but I don't think that e-mail will be the most effective medium.  Can we arrange a time to meet on IRC?  I have a pretty flexible schedule, so any time you pick should work for me.

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On 2010-03-08, at 9:55 AM, Svetoslav Nedkov wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> Last week I took the oportunity to work on one of the accessibility issues with code entry screen:
> 
> http://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/ENGAGE-392
> 
> Here is what I found:
> 
> Empty static text like <span></span> is not read by VoiceOver even given a tabindex and a aria-label attribute. The case is that this element needs a relevant ARIA role. However it seems that no suitable role is supported for static text. I found a table of supported ARIA roles in Safari that is somewhat outdated (from March last year):
> 
> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/aria-tests/ARIA-MACRoleTests.html
> 
> I couldn't find a newer support table. Can someone help with this?
> 
> Also when the static text is updated it retains its previous value (blank, not read by VoiceOver) as it is described here:
> 
> http://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/ENGAGE-427
> 
> This prevents the code from being read once it is entered.
> 
> I hope that somebody has some insight on how to correct these issues.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Svetoslav _______________________________________________________
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