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

Chowdhury, Golam gchowdhury at ocad.ca
Mon Sep 27 20:28:31 UTC 2010


Hi Everyone,

We have address the issue for FLUID-3671 and the latest version is available in the trunk. Fluid Progress component now provides the option to the integrator to switch between aria-valuenow and aria-valuetext. By setting the ariaBusyText to empty string will default to aria-valuenow and if ariaBusyText is set to some string then aria-valuetext will be enable. I have included some of the tests for the new feature and please note that we have found some issues with our progress demo page which we are in process of fixing.

Thanks,

Golam Chowdhury
gchowdhury at ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3962
Software Developer
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)
OCAD University
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Subject: FLUID-3671  Screen reader a11y and usability issues with Progress (esp. lack of feedback for screen reader users)

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.
http://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/FLUID-3671

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:
http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/fluid-work+IRC+Logs-2010-09-24

Please let us know your thoughts?

Thanks,

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