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Re: Accessible jQuery UI DatePicker


From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: Sep 30, 2013 1:04PM

Thanks, I've already fixed the bug actually.

If running a local copy of the lib, the modified module code is at

As usual, this module code will work equally within the Standalone, jQuery,
and Dojo versions of the API.

The live site has been updated as well, so the original link can be used to
test it. I've just verified it using IE8/10 and FF on Win XP / Win7.

Regarding Chrome, this is a known issue, and has to do with JAWS not
properly supporting Applications Mode when role=application or role=dialog
is used on a container element within that browser, and unfortunately can
only be fixed by Freedom Scientific. This is one of those browser support
inconsistencies often encountered.

If anyone notices any other bugs elsewhere, please let me know as soon as
possible, and I'll be happy to fix them.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Farough" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessible jQuery UI DatePicker

> Hi Brian:
> I have noticed a couple of issues which I will outline below.
> 1. Using Internet explorer 8 and Firefox 23, pressing enter on the
> calendar button sometimes causes the calendar to quickly appear and then
> disappear. I have caused this to occur both with and without Jaws 14
> running. I have also noticed that when this happens, the text field
> will then contain the value of the current date. It appears that the
> current date in the calendar may also be picking up the enter key at
> the same time as the calendar button. Does this make sense to you?
> This does not seem to happen when the Jaws autoforms mode is turned on.
> and turning autoforms mode off causes this to occur regularly. I can
> reproduce this quite easily if Jaws is not running.
> 2. using chrome, after activating the calendar, if I arrow from one
> date to another Jaws seems to exit applications mode and continuing to
> press arrows causes the virtual cursor functionality to occur instead.
> David Farough
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