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Re: Wai Aria how useful?


From: Christophe Strobbe
Date: Jul 27, 2010 7:51AM

At 13:05 27/07/2010, Julie Romanowski wrote:
>YUI 3 has had ARIA support since the YUI 3.0.0 beta 1 version
>release in 2009.

Where is this documented? How much WAI-ARIA support?

When I looked at YUI 2 in March this year, only Button, Carousel,
Container, Menu and TabView had examples with an ARIA plugin (and
Grids CSS had an example of using landmark roles), which is less than
a third of the YUI 2 widgets. YUI 2 ProgressBar also supports
WAI-ARIA <http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/progressbar/#aria>;.

YUI 3 has three examples that use the focus manager node plugin (see
<http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/3/examples/>;): Accessible Toolbar,
Accessible TabView and Accessible Menu Button. However, when you look
at the documentation of the component infrastructure
(<http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/3/#infra>;) or the widgets (three
widgets, all in beta), a search for ARIA brings up nothing. The
documentation of the MenuNav Node Plugin
(<http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/3/node-menunav/>;) also mentions
WAI-ARIA support.

Can anyone provide more specific pointers on WAI-ARIA support in YUI 3?


PS: It is possible to use YUI 2 widgets in YUI 3. See
<http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/3/examples/yui/yui-compat.html>; and
<http://ericmiraglia.com/yui/demos/2in3dt.php>;. This way, you should
also be able to use the YUI 2 widgets with WAI-ARIA support in YUI 3.

>-----Original Message-----
>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of patrick dunphy
>Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 7:41 PM
>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Wai Aria how useful?
>Correct me if I'm wrong but there's Aria support as of YUI 2.7 but
>not 3.0 yet as it was a major overhaul.

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