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Re: accessibility issue in infinite scrolling

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From: Jesse Hausler
Date: May 29, 2014 2:45PM


It's probably a personal choice, but i wouldn't add "showing 1 to 10 of 20"
on your own using aria or otherwise. If the semantics of the content
provide that to assistive technology (such as with a listview on Android)
then so be it.

I would however add aria-live or something that inherits aria-live to your
loading indicator. That will let screen reader users know that more content
is being added to the page.

Jesse


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 9:12 PM, Musthafa KP < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 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.
>
>
> On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 3:23 AM, Jesse Hausler < <EMAIL REMOVED>
> >wrote:
>
> > On a PC with a standard browser, we do infinite scrolling. In general if
> > you navigate near the end of the page the scroll will occur. It doesn'
> > matter how you get there, whether its by tabbing there, dom traversal,
> > jumping by heading and so on.
> >
> > On iOS, you wan to avoid divs with overflow hidden. That will make iOS
> > VoiceOver see a single page.. and scrolling will only work if you flick
> > through the dom.
> >
> > On Android with its spiffy 2 finger scrolling, pretty much anything goes.
> > Scroll to the bottom and more will load. The location indicators will
> even
> > update. So "Showing 1 to 10 of 20" will change to "Showing 10 to 20 of
> 30"
> > as appropriate.
> >
> > Jesse
> >
> >
> > On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 7:33 AM, < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >
> > > Are your designers open to the idea of infinite scroll being an option?
> > > For example, in the search engine Duck Duck Go, infinite scroll is the
> > > default users can turn it off and replace it with standard pagination.
> As
> > > long as this option is easy to find, this might provide the best
> > compromise
> > > for usability. (Infinite scroll is not just an accessibility issue; a
> lot
> > > of usability folks find failures in infinite scroll in user testing,
> > > depending on the application.)
> > >
> > > -Deborah Kaplan
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, 28 May 2014, Musthafa KP wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi all
> > >> I'm working on a web app which uses infinite scroll for pagination.
> How
> > >> can
> > >> I enable this interaction to screen reader? What approach should I
> > follow
> > >> to make it available to popular screen readers like nvda/jaws. Any
> help
> > is
> > >> highly appreciated.
> > >>
> > >> Thanks
> > >> mkp
> > >> > > >> > > >> > > >>
> > >>
> > >>
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