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Re: please test these expanding content areas for me


From: Humbert, Joseph A
Date: Nov 16, 2011 9:42AM


You could use ARIA and add the required roles and attributes to the div elements. You could use and modify the accordion widget guidelines from the WAI-ARIA Authoring practices 1.0:

http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/#accordion .

This would eliminate the need for the blank link. However, ARIA is not completely supported by all browsers and assistive technology.

Joe Humbert, Assistive Technology and Web Accessibility Specialist
UITS Adaptive Technology and Accessibility Centers
Indiana University, Indianapolis and Bloomington
535 W Michigan St. IT214 E
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Office Phone: (317) 274-4378
Cell Phone: (317) 644-6824

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:26 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] please test these expanding content areas for me

Thank you all for your testing. Are you aware of other JS implementations of expanding divs that is more accessible/intuitive? I know content editors are going to moan if I say we can't have expanding content areas any longer.
Angela French

>I'd have to essentially give this layout a 0, not becausae it is not
>accessible, once you know what to do, but because you have to really
>think outside the box to even try to hit enter on a typical heading
>that appears to be a perfectly normal text.