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Re: aria-expanded state for show-hide interaction?

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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Nov 24, 2014 5:25AM


I would apply the aria-expanded to the items that trigger the items to show or hide. - from your description this sounds like the list items. Using aria-expanded = true or false will let the screen reader user know that the item is expandable without requiring additional text.

Jon

> On Nov 21, 2014, at 6:55 PM, " <EMAIL REMOVED> " < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> I'm working on specifications for a hard coded component for a smartphone interface. I won't be doing the coding, I just need to help our designers point developers in the right direction.
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> * There are 6 links in a list, visually formatted like a bar with an icon and text
> * The entire bar and its contents is tappable
> * Tapping the bar expands or collapses a container that displays some brief content
> * Only one content area is open at any one time
> * If a section is open and someone taps on another section, the section that was open closes
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> I assume we should include some hidden text ("expand") associated with the visible link text to indicate that the link expands to reveal the content when it's closed, and vice versa.
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> Is the state aria-hidden (true or false) for the container sufficient to indicate that the section is collapsed or expanded?
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> Or should we also use the state aria-expanded (true or false) and apply it to <li> tags that would have a role="listitem"?
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> I'm looking at this WAI-ARIA page for guidance
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/states_and_properties#aria-expanded
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> Thanks!
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