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Re: Accessibility of Adobe Experience Manager Content?

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Aug 25, 2014 12:40PM


Rob,
GraniteUI is the UI model for the administrative interface. That is built on top of our internal CoralUI framework and we have done (and continue to) work to improve the accessibility of that framework, including utilizing ARIA where appropriate.

Granite isn't used for the widgets that an AEM author might put into a web site. The components for that are built on Sling for 5.6 and we are transitioning to Sightly for 6.0. The Sightly components need some work, which is a current area of focus for the product.

I'm not sure about the keyboard access to the carousel but can inquire.

For longdesc, yes, an admin could modify the UI to provide a way to easily add longdesc. It is also possible for a user to modify the code for an image component in the rich text editor to include the longdesc.

Hope this helps,
AWK

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Robert Fentress
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 1:48 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessibility of Adobe Experience Manager Content?

Thanks, Andrew. That is helpful.

So it appears from the document you referenced that, by default, the carousel widget does not include alternative text for images, but that a system administrator with sufficient knowledge could customize the widget to do so. Is that correct? Is the default carousel keyboard-navigable and can it be paused?

Also, am I correct in understanding that there is no native support for the longdesc attribute on images, but that this could similarly be added with some custom code by a system administrator?

Finally, it looked like in previous versions of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) that the ExtJS framework was used for the default widgets in the web application interface, such as dialogs, trees and grids, and that these widgets could be used in the produced websites, as well. My understanding is ExtJS had very good WAI-ARIA support.
However, AEM now appears to use the Granite UI and I am not familiar with this. Does this support WAI-ARIA to a similar extent?

Best,
Rob

On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 9:27 AM, Andrew Kirkpatrick < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Rob,
> We have a best practices document that you may want to take a look at,
> located at
> http://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/cq/current/administering/supporting-acce
> ssibility.html
>
> If you have questions beyond the content of this document, feel free to contact me, either on this list or individually.
>
> Thanks,
> AWK
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Robert
> Fentress
> Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 8:34 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] Accessibility of Adobe Experience Manager Content?
>
> Hello, All.
>
> I was so glad to find this list. Thanks, WebAIM for maintaining it!
>
> I was hoping there might be some here who have had experience with the content management system, Adobe Experience Manager 5.6, in particular, the content it produces, by default, as opposed to the web application interface used by content creators and editors. I'd like to know if things like carousel widgets, media players, tree and drop-down menus, and other interactive interface elements are keyboard accessible and if they notify changes in state to individuals using screen readers. If they are not accessible, how difficult are these widgets to modify at a system-wide level?
>
> Thanks, in advance, for sharing any experience you've had.
>
> Best,
> Rob
>
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Blacksburg, Virginia 24061