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Re: accessibility issue in infinite scrolling

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From: Michael Moore
Date: May 29, 2014 3:06PM


Infinite scrolling can be extremely frustrating to keyboard users. Is there
active content that you will never reach in the tab ring as the page
continues to scroll? Links in a right hand side bar or footer for example?


On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Jesse Hausler < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> 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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> > > >>
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