FLUID-3671 Screen reader a11y and usability issues with Progress (esp. lack of feedback for screen reader users)

Chowdhury, Golam gchowdhury at ocad.ca
Fri Sep 24 16:58:30 UTC 2010

Hi Everyone,

Issues with Screen Reader:
Current progress bar does not announce the progress bar status when using NVDA2010 screen reader using Fire Fox 3.5.9 and 3.6.9.

Summery of our conversation in regards to finding solution for progress issue:
1. We provide a configuration option for users(implementers) to be able to customize the content of the aria-valuetext for the Progress component.
2. If an implementor doesn't provide anything for valuetext such as empty string, we fall back to using aria-valuenow. The idea here is that we let implementers choose what experience is best for their application.

Detail of our conversation:

Please let us know your thoughts?


Golam Chowdhury
gchowdhury at ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3962
Software Developer
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)
OCAD University

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