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Re: Accessible AJAX type form controls...


From: Hausler,Jesse
Date: Sep 11, 2007 1:10PM

Yahoo! Has a pretty decent treeview control:

It is keyboard accessible, but the + and - sign do not have ALT attributes. When you turn Styles off, the tree view still works well with the keyboard, but you lose the visual heirarchy of the nodes. You can aid this by including text detailing the branch each item is on/within.

Jesse Hausler

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Stephanie Sullivan
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 4:26 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Accessible AJAX type form controls...

Has anyone seen a good, accessible implementation of a +/- type form controls?

For instance, let's say you have an advanced search feature where you can add different variables to search by. It starts with one field shown, but if you click the + sign to the right, you can add another (or remove them)? If the field is added below the area of the page where the user's focus is, will the newer AT read it? Or do they still not know it's there. (I'm guessing they still don't know it's there but am hoping things have been changing while my head was turned.)

Is it better to create the form fields when the page loads, but keep them hidden, and then show them (toggle them to a visible state) by clicking the + button? (my guess) Stef.

Stephanie Sullivan
Dreamweaver Task Force for WaSP