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Re: Land mark roles on Mobile Web


From: Paul.Adam@dars.state.tx.us
Date: May 10, 2011 1:45PM

1. I know WAI-ARIA landmarks work with the VoiceOver screen reader for iOS when used with Mobile Safari. There is actually more ARIA support on iOS than the Mac.
2. So they work for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. As far as I can tell from searching on google it appears that Android and Blackberry screen readers do not support ARIA. Windows Phone 7 has no assistive technology yet.
3. Yes landmarks still work when they are injected with JS or jQuery. I've tested this out.
4. Well you don't need to validate to be accessible. I think if you break validation by increasing the accessibility of a website then go for it!
5. Since we're talking mobile, sure you "could" add landmarks to a HTML page that includes Flash content, but that would be almost pointless for a mobile platform like iOS since Flash does not work at all and never will. Of course, this would help out someone on windows where flash is accessible. Maybe there should be a landmark called "Inaccessible Content" and you could put all the flash files there ;)

Paul Adam
Accessibility Specialist
Center for Policy and Innovation

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeevan Reddy [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 12:36 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Land mark roles on Mobile Web

Hi Folks,
Hartly welcome the fresh week!
I'm doing a study on impact of Land mark roles. I need your valuable
Please spend a minute of your golden time, answer the following Queries!
1 Whether landmark Roles perceivable to Mobile Assistive Technology?
2 If yes, what are the AT that will support?
3 Do the land marks perceivable when injected through Java script or Jquery?
4 If not, what will be the best option to insert landmarks with out causing
validation errors?
5 Can you add the Landmarks for the flash page?

Best Regards,
*Jeevan Reddy,
Accessibility Developer,
Onya Digital Solutions Pvt Ltd,
Bangalore, India.