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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Apr 25, 2016 7:17PM


> 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.

In my experience there is not a sufficient text API to communicate information such like there is with for the desktop MS Word, Java Accessibility, etc. Some organizations such as Microsoft and Google have tried to solve around the problem with interesting hacks that sometimes work for rich editing but don't fully address the problem. So while technically it falls under the person procuring or the product or the vendor it is a larger issue that in my opinion must be solved by the community with standards. Perhaps there is someone on the list who has more information about such work.

Jonathan

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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Sean Murphy
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:02 AM
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Subject: [WebAIM] edit digits with spellcheck

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