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Re: [External]search-submit button -- required or not

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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Apr 27, 2016 9:38AM


If the icon provides better usability for a group of users (maybe
people with dyslexia) without harming others, it is a usability
improvement, so all good.
So I don't mind a properly labeled control that has an additional
visual identification.
But if the icaon is meant to replace the accessible name or even an
easily discoverable textual label, that's where I start getting
concerned and push back.



On 4/27/16, Wright, Eric [USA] < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi Lucy,
>
> Just my two cents: it depends on what you mean by "no label." If the
> magnifying glass has no on-screen label, but has an accessible name and the
> correct role, a Dragon user should be able to access it by saying "click
> [name]" or "click [role]."
>
> Just like in the last example, the big issue is discoverability. But that's
> why it helps to make your labels intuitive, pronounceable and terse.
>
> If there's no programmatic label, period, then the Dragon user's best bet is
> guessing at the element type (i.e., "click image") or sending keystrokes to
> focus on it/activate it.
>
> Best,
>
> Eric Wright
> Lead Technologist
> Booz Allen Hamilton
> Mobile (802) 310-9138
> www.boozallen.com
>
> > From: WebAIM-Forum [ <EMAIL REMOVED> ] on behalf of Lucy
> Greco [ <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:28 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [External] Re: [WebAIM] search-submit button -- required or not
>
> what is every ones take on the appearing more and more often the icon
> font of a magnifying glass with no label i am thinking it is not good for
> dragon as well
>
> Lucia Greco
> Web Accessibility Evangelist
> IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
> University of California, Berkeley
> (510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
> http://webaccess.berkeley.edu
> Follow me on twitter @accessaces
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Jennifer Sutton < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks, all, for this thorough and helpful discussion.
>> I appreciate the range of thoughts and experiences everyone has shared.
>>
>>
>> Best,
>> Jennifer
>>
>>
>> >> >> >> >>
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