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Re: accessibility issue in infinite scrolling


From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Date: May 29, 2014 8:09AM

As Olaf said, many people with accessibility needs are not using
screen readers-- and making an indicator such as that visible is
a usability win for all of your users, disabled or otherwise.

Keep in mind cognitive disabilities as well. If somebody
activates a link from your infinite scroll, and then uses the
browser "back" button, will they return to a place that seems
logical to them (e.g. where they were when they clicked the link
in the first place), or will they come back to a confusing screen
(e.g. the top of the infinite scrolling page, with the selected
link no longer viewable until they reactivate the infinite scroll
the right number of times)?

Deborah Kaplan

On Thu, 29 May 2014, Musthafa KP wrote:

> Thanks for your quick response.
> Will it be a good experience if I put page indicator "Showing 1 to 10 of 20"
> into a *aria-live *region? So the screen reader will announce as you scroll
> down.