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Re: WAI ARIA help.. select boxes that are populated via AJAX


From: Nancy Johnson
Date: Jul 30, 2012 12:18PM

Thank you for all your answers...


On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 9:08 AM, Gunderson, Jon R < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Do NOT added aria-live to the combobox.
> Here are examples of aria enabled comboboxes.
> 1. http://hanshillen.github.com/jqtest/#goto_autocomplete
> 2. http://oaa-accessibility.org/examples/role/77/
> Jon
> On 7/30/12 4:42 AM, "Steve Green" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>>I don't think you need any ARIA markup for this. We have tested this type
>>functionality with screen reader users several times and they have always
>>been able to understand what is happening. The article you mentioned
>>acknowledges that it is necessary for the user to have this understanding.
>>If they don't, then the ARIA won't help them. If they do, our experience
>>suggests that they don't need the ARIA.
>>Steve Green
>>Test Partners Ltd
>>-----Original Message-----
>>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Nancy Johnson
>>Sent: 27 July 2012 14:26
>>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>>Subject: [WebAIM] WAI ARIA help.. select boxes that are populated via AJAX
>>I am still a newbie to WAI-ARIA and wondering if anyone can help me with
>>We are updating our search functionality on our live site and will be
>>calling data via AJAX. in the following way:
>>When a user comes to a search page, there will be two or three select
>>with only the first select input be enabled.
>>1. The user picks an entry in the first select box.
>>2. This enables the second box and populates it via AJAX based on the
>>selection in the first box.
>>3. The third box is Optional, but it will be populated based on the first
>>and second selection via AJAX
>>I understand from the backend developers, they are going use an onChange
>>event to make the changes
>>For accessibility, do we need to add WAI-ARIA live regions to the <select
>>I found this online. Would this be an answer for what I need?
>>Can someone explain or point me to good references with good set of demos
>>or samples?
>>Thank you
>>Nancy Johnson
>>>>>>messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
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