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From: Sean Murphy
Date: Apr 20, 2016 12:02AM


All,

What is people’s experience with rich edit widget’s that allows rich content to be added to a page. I was reviewing a page where they permitted spell checking. This used the MSWord marking functionality. The screen reader using IE11 didn’t detect the misspelled word.

Is the responsibility of accessibility lies on the developer of the widget, the browser or a combination? If so, should aria be be used here? Since ARIA only tells the screen reader the role and state. What about methods within the object (element)?

Sean