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Re: aria scrollbar role and jaws.

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From: Ramya Sethuraman
Date: Aug 24, 2012 2:48PM


Cool, that makes it accessible to keyboard only users -- nice!

Ramya

On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Bryan Garaventa <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Sorry, forgot the CSS...
>
> Say you have a scrollable div like:
>
> <div id="test" tabindex="0"> Really awesome scrollable content here...
> </div>
>
> Then you can use the CSS
>
> #test:focus {
> outline: 2px red inset;
> }
> #test:focus:after {
> content: 'Use the arrow keys to scroll';
> }
>
> Interestingly enough JAWS actually announces the content property value in
> Firefox.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bryan Garaventa" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 1:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] aria scrollbar role and jaws.
>
>
> > I'm curious what other people's views are about this as well.
> >
> > I've never seen what the value is for having the role of scrollbar is,
> > since
> > all content within scrollable divs is already accessible to screen reader
> > users as offscreen text anyway, so scrolling something that has only
> > visual
> > significance has no value for screen reader users. Also, since ARIA only
> > works for screen reader users, the point is equally mystifying.
> >
> > I have used CSS to indicate when a scrollable div has focus though, which
> > seems to work well for conveying when a div has focus for keyboard users.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ramya Sethuraman" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 11:52 AM
> > Subject: [WebAIM] aria scrollbar role and jaws.
> >
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Has anyone used the aria scrollbar role with jaws? I am on FF 14.0.1 and
> >> using Jaws 13 and when I tab to a div marked with tabindex 0, role
> >> scrollbar and a label, Jaws does not announce that the region is
> >> scrollable. Even if a jaws user is able to scroll through a region,
> focus
> >> remains where it previously was, is it useful for screen reader users to
> >> be
> >> able to scroll?
> >>
> >> My other related question is, what is the best practice to be followed
> >> w.r.t scrollable areas? For eg, how will keyboard only users know that a
> >> custom container is scrollble? What visual indication can we provide to
> >> them?
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >> Ramya
> >> > >> > >> > >
> > > > > > >
> > > >



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