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Re: jquery effects accessible?


From: Scott González
Date: Dec 19, 2013 12:52PM

On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Jonathan Pund < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Okay, thanks for that. I forgot that it is actually an anchor, not a div,
> so it is keyboard navigable. What I was really hoping for was to ask if
> jquery has accessibility built into it so that, if a user action triggers
> the pulsate effect, it would notify the user via ARIA techniques. I have
> heard that jquery does well with incorporating them into their widgets and
> the like, so I was wondering if anyone knew if they also incorporate the
> ARIA techniques into their effects, such as the pulsate effect.

No, effects are effects, plain and simple. They have no semantic meaning on
their own.

> Additionally, I do not believe that the pulsate effect is the same as
> using color only to convey meaning. Even if one were to turn off all color
> and make everything black and white, the pulsate effect would still convey
> meaning. Any other thoughts on this?

That depends on how well the user is able to perceive the visual change.
You should probably use a live region to announce the error, or use
aria-describedby to point to an error message.