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Re: jQuery Calendar Control

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From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: Apr 30, 2013 4:00PM


If it only appears when the edit field receives focus, then there is no way
for screen reader users to intuitively realize that it is available, and
keyboard only users still need to be able to tab into it to choose a
specific date.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Angela French" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] jQuery Calendar Control


> Hi All. I work with Greg. I'd like to clarify the question a bit. If,
> when the user tabs to the birthday field, the datepicker displays
> automatically, does THAT become burdensome to screenreader users, or is it
> better to have a datepicker icon outside of the date field, but associated
> with it? How best to associate the datepicker with the datefield?
>
> Angela French
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:webaim-forum-
>> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Greg Gamble
>>Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:29 PM
>>To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>>Subject: [WebAIM] jQuery Calendar Control
>>
>>Hello All,
>>I've created a form that has a field for inputting a date of birth. I'm
>>using the
>>jQuery Datepicker, set to open when an icon to the right of the box is
>>clicked.
>>Otherwise a mask is used to restrict the formatting of the date to
>>"mm/DD/yyyy".
>>
>>Here is a jsFiddle link: http://jsfiddle.net/GregS/YUWMc/embedded/result/
>>
>>Anyway, my question is .. does the mask or Datepicker inhibit those using
>>a
>>screen reader? Does it help? Is it even viewable?
>>
>>Greg Gamble
>>SBCTC - Olympia | Information Services
>>
>>
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