Community design crit - April 28, Platform Co-op Directory/Map accessibility

Joseph Scheuhammer clown at
Tue May 5 13:28:54 UTC 2020


I just came across a W3C resource that might be useful in regard to the
navigation issue from last week's design crit about Directory/Map

This is a page about various types of landmarks, and is somewhat of a
live demo.  In particular, they have a section for region landmarks
[1].  Regions landmarks are large navigable named areas on the page. 
That might be useful regarding quickly navigating among the major areas
of the map app -- the filter area, the list of matching locations, and
the map itself.

A quick description using html5:  define a region landmark using a
<section> element that has an @aria-labelledby or @aria-label attribute.
The @aria-labelledby references the <section>'s associated heading (h1,
h2, h3, h4, h5, or h6).

What's missing from the example is any statement of what to use for
keyboard accessibility.  Maybe the fact that region landmarks are "..
listed in a summary of a page" is enough for an AT to allow navigation
among the regions, but I'm not up on landmark navigation by AT.

Anyhow, here is the link:



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