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Re: Wai Aria how useful?


From: Christophe Strobbe
Date: Jul 27, 2010 10:09AM

At 16:58 27/07/2010, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
> > Can anyone provide more specific pointers on WAI-ARIA support in YUI 3?
>Would this be of useful?

I had seen this. The article shows, for example, how you can easily
add a role to a custom widget. It does not add new information about
ARIA support in YUI 3's own widgets (the ones I mentioned in my
previous message). If you search the code for the Slider widget for
'role', you get nothing. There is also no mention of role in the JS
code for Overlay - because it is a generic widget. The newer TabView
widget in YUI 3.1.1 has a role = tablist (line 195 in tabview.js).
If you want a slider with WAI-ARIA role = slider, it seems you need
that add that role by yourself. As far as I can tell, even reusing
the YUI 2 Slider in YUI 3 won't help.

Best regards,


>-----Original Message-----
>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Christophe
>Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:11 PM
>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Wai Aria how useful?
>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.
> >
> >Thanks!
> >-PD
>Christophe Strobbe

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