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Re: accessible date pickers revisited

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From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: May 15, 2014 11:00AM


Greetings, WebAIM:

To continue this discussion (with myself, at least at the moment) and
to capture a bit of my research...

I took a look at the date picker in the recently released Assets Framework:

http://assets.cms.gov/resources/framework/2.0/Pages/datepicker.html

And it looks pretty good to me, from a screen reader user perspective.

Apparently, it's based on this jQuery plugin:
http://freqdec.github.io/datePicker/
[where there has been some attention to accessibility -- hurray!]


For the record, in case others use the WebAIM archives as often as I
do, below my name are a few more examples that I've checked. Some of
them were discussed in the previous thread on this topic.

Part of why I like the Assets Framework option is that it does offer
the date entry option, along with a calendar.
At least with JFW 15, however, I'd prefer to see the "expected date
format" in the edit box label, rather than below; however, this may
just be to show it as an example.

Best,
Jennifer


http://toddliebsch.com/public/calendar/caltest.htm

http://www.oaa-accessibility.org/examplep/datepicker1/


http://www.deque.com/blog/accessible-jquery-ui-datepicker/
[this is the blog post that I sent to WebAIM last September -- the
item that started the original thread.]

<http://whatsock.com/tsg/>;http://whatsock.com/tsg/
[See the example under ARIA Date Pickers, but probably a bit too
complex for my needs.]