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Re: Seeking public feedback for W3C ARIA role=form landmark mapping


From: Schalk Neethling
Date: Apr 19, 2016 1:57PM

How are forms currently mapped? or are they not mapped at all?

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 9:53 PM, Bryan Garaventa <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hello,
> Currently the W3C ARIA Working Group is looking into a mapping change for
> the 'form' role as documented at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2016/WD-wai-aria-1.1-20160317/#form
> At present, the form role is not mapped in the same manner as other
> landmark roles within the accessibility APIs, which is why certain landmark
> behaviors such as the ability to jump between landmark regions and other
> such features are not automatically available with forms.
> The current proposal is to remap form in the same manner as other
> landmarks to enable this functionality in the future, which will
> automatically apply to HTML form elements through their implicit role
> mappings to the ARIA role=form API mapping.
> So the question for the public is, do people want forms to act in the same
> manner as other landmarks?
> This feedback will be returned to the W3C ARIA WG for further
> consideration of this proposal.
> Thanks,
> Bryan
> Bryan Garaventa
> Accessibility Fellow
> SSB BART Group, Inc.
> 415.624.2709 (o)
> www.SSBBartGroup.com
> > > > >

Kind Regards,
Schalk Neethling
Senior Front-End Engineer
Mozilla ::-::