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Accessible story carousel


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Dec 19, 2012 8:43PM

Yea wise ones.

I have one more question for this year (believe that's it), so wish
you all happy holidays and so on.
The aformentioned page (see previous thread) had another flaw that is
causing me head aches.
It has a news type carousel, where there really is only one news story
template, but it changes every 10 to 20 seconds, often causeing the
focus of both Jaws and NVDA to jump around.
I am wondering whether to find an implementation that lets the news
stories be updated but without disrupting the screen readers, by
consulting a type of accessible image carousel such as can be found
or whether I should more strictly insist that the authors of the page
do not go this route, but display a couple of news stories with a "see
more stories" link on the page.
The fact is that they only get a new news item about twice a month
max, so I remain at a loss to understand why they have to make it look
like the news stories are the main emphasis of the page (it is a
library page), while it is not.
So, again, of course I do not want to post every single acccessibility
problem or concern to the list (I don't, not at all), but this is
something that I see increasingly often now, both on pages I am aseked
to consult on, and others I come across as a casual user, and I am
still wondering how to best deal with this, and figured other might be
thinking the same.