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Re: Accessible datepicker?


From: Lynn Holdsworth
Date: Apr 22, 2015 11:21PM

Paul, your example works great on the iPhone when it comes to choosing a date, but it doesn't seem possible to check which date has been chosen except by opening up the date picker again.

Best, Lynn

> On 22 Apr 2015, at 17:13, Paul J. Adam < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I tried out your linked date picker demo in VoiceOver OS X Safari and it does not speak out the name of the day of the week like "monday, tue. etc." so it's not useful if they still have to guess what day April 26 is or pull out their calendar.
> I've frequently recommended the Web Experience Toolkit's Date Picker widget as it's always accessible when I've tested it, http://wet-boew.github.io/wet-boew/demos/datepicker/datepicker-en.html <http://wet-boew.github.io/wet-boew/demos/datepicker/datepicker-en.html>; It speaks the name of the day of the week for each date cell.
> Would love to see other accessible examples too!
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com <http://www.deque.com/>;
>> On Apr 21, 2015, at 8:11 PM, Jennifer Vine < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> This feels like it might be a frequently-asked question here, but I've not found anything recent; only some discussion about jQuery UI a couple of years ago. Forgive me if I missed something.
>> We're working on a form where the user will be required to select a date. Allowable dates will be constrained by a range (e.g. earliest is day after tomorrow; latest is 6 months from today) and closed days (which will vary according to a previous selection on the form - some locations are open weekends, some aren't). The form gets a fairly high number of international users and one-time users.
>> I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with this one:
>> http://freqdec.github.io/datePicker/demo/
>> (I like that it does some clever stuff like convert typed input "April 23" into the correct date format.)
>> Please share any other options you think are good.
>> Many thanks,
>> Jennifer Vine
>> UX Designer
>> Stanford University Libraries
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