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Re: How to generate automatically accessible footnotesusing ARIA


From: Priti
Date: Nov 13, 2011 4:39AM

Hi Bryan,

Brilliant piece of demo yet again!

I tried it a bit late but no regrets as usual great work!

Thanks for sharing it with the list:)

Thanks & Regards,
Priti Rohra
Accessibility Consultant
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-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Bryan Garaventa
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:11 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to generate automatically accessible
footnotesusing ARIA

Got it. The oversight was a simple one, I blame programming at 2am :)

So now you can tab through each footnote and press Enter or Spacebar to jump

to and from each footnote, with or without a screen reader. I also updated
the instructions to reflect this, and cursor:pointer is now included in the
CSS to indicate that footnotes are clickable.

Plus something extra, I added the ability for screen reader users to tab to
a footnote and press the ` key (above the Tab key) to have the footnote text

automatically announced without moving keyboard focus, which is nice if you
don't want to jump around. You do need to tab to it first though.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jared Smith" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to generate automatically accessible
footnotesusing ARIA

> Bryan-
> This is a very interesting approach. I can't get it to work with the
> keyboard in Firefox. Pressing Enter does not set focus to the
> footnote. I think these elements will probably need to be set as links
> or other scripting implemented to provide true keyboard accessibility.
> Jared