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Re: how to best indicate facets to screen reader users?


From: Lucy Greco
Date: Jan 25, 2012 10:09AM

I have recently looked at a project that used them a lot. And the best thing we could come up with was labeling them narrow your search .
We had three different types of facets
We had edit boxes and combo boxes and check boxes. The way we did it was
For the edit field we said type a word or words you want to be included to narrow your search
For the combo boxes we said pick witch department would you like to narrow your search to
And for the check boxes we changed it to would you like to pick this to look only at.... witch was three different timeframes.
Hope this helps Lucy
p.s. we also had a button to add more of the same fields to expand the search. .
Lucy Greco
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
(510) 643-7591

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] how to best indicate facets to screenreader users?

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 9:51 AM, < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I can't imagine the most
> people know that they are called "facets" unless they work in web
> design, librarianship, or some other information-related field.

I obviously work in this field and I have no idea what you're talking
about. Do you have an example of facets?

I think the fact I (and I suppose most people) don't know what they
are indicates that labeling them "facets" probably isn't going to