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Re: Counters on textarea boxes


From: Paul J. Adam
Date: Jun 27, 2014 12:06PM

ARIA Live Regions are a good solution.

The very last text box in this form, the message field, has a characters remaining countdown timer that switches from polite to assertive once the characters remaining hits the red zone.
Accessible Mobile Forms & Error Validation with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & jQuery +(mobile)

Here's something with a lot more experimenting:
aria-atomic & aria-relevant on aria-live regions

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist

On Jun 27, 2014, at 12:49 PM, Nancy Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> How would a screen reader interact with a counter to indicate how many
> characters the user has left when typing into a text area box?
> Are there any that are accessible to the screen reader?
> Thanks
> > >