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Re: search-submit button -- required or not

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From: Maxability Accessibility for all
Date: Apr 25, 2016 7:17PM


I second you Birkir and I had similar experience what Snahendu had. I don't
remember the version of IOS I was testing few years back but the Go button
was missing in the virtual keyboard. In this case it was extremely
difficult to do the search functionality depending on the native properties
of the operating system. especially with the wide variety of mobile OS's
launching in the market and because they are customized by the mobile
manufacturers.
This will be a definite 2.1.1 violation in my opinion too but the impact
depends on the conditions the assessment is done. The conditions I mean are
responsive/ mobile web , devices in scope, OS and their versions in scope
etc.

Thanks & Regards
Rakesh

On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 4:08 AM, Birkir R. Gunnarsson <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I have called this as a 2.1.1 best practice/usability/minor violation
> under 2.1.1 on responsive sites, where I have been asked to audit the
> responsive version.
> The mobile onscreen keyboard (at least on iOS) has a "go" button which
> simulates the enter key behavior.
> This becomes an actual 2.1.1 issue for pop-up modal dialogs that
> require the escape key to close them (because mobile devices -- at
> least iOS -- have no escape key on keyboard and the scrub gesture does
> not produce the escape key behavior).
> See
> http://whenpush.a11yideas.com (the welcome message intro), this is the
> html example me and my colleagues wrote for a mobile presentation on
> the other thing you asked about, autocomplete searches.
>
>
>
> On 4/25/16, Snahendu Bhattacharya < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > Hi Jennifer!
> >
> > I agree with your observation and had a similar thought too.
> >
> > Just trying to think other perspective like the user who doesn't have
> > keyboard to press enter (Mobile users or other AT users)
> >
> > I thought both should be present. If a user is *not able* to press ENTER
> > should be able to perform the same action.
> >
> > Let's see what others think about this.
> > On Apr 25, 2016 6:02 PM, "Jennifer Sutton" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >
> >> Greetings, WebAIM folks:
> >>
> >> What's the current thinking regarding whether a search "submit" button
> is
> >> required? Is there a specific Success Criterion that should be cited?
> >>
> >> I'm wondering about this because, increasingly, I'm seeing search edit
> >> boxes that are activated by simply using the enter key.
> >>
> >> Is this practice becoming accepted/known?
> >>
> >> How do folks who use text-input, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking,
> handle
> >> the lack of a button (with a name to speak)?
> >>
> >> Though it is not relevant to the particular use case I'm currently
> looking
> >> at, I also find myself thinking about the kinds of search mechanisms
> that
> >> autocomplete/suggest, as you type. These typically, as far as I recall,
> do
> >> not have "submit" buttons. I guess the idea with them is that once you
> >> stop
> >> typing, you've essentially "submitted." But I bring these
> >> search-suggestion
> >> mechanisms up because I wonder if they're contributing to the perception
> >> that "submit" buttons are no longer necessary for searches (whether or
> not
> >> suggestions are offered).
> >>
> >> In the end, I want to be sure I'm clear about whether the lack of a
> search
> >> submission button is a WCAG 2.0 issue, considered to be a general
> >> usability
> >> issue (for people with disabilities and/or people without), or both?
> >>
> >> Thank you.
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> Jennifer
> >> > >> > >> > >> > >>
> > > > > > > > > >
>
>
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