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From: Beranek, Nicholas
Date: Sep 27, 2016 11:58AM


Angela, in my haste I neglected to address the other part of your question: what does this mean in the context of the site?

It doesn’t appear to mean much. Some AT’s, such as JAWS, may announce that the user can read the help text using a keyboard shortcut. Since the description is not available, that may be a little disorienting. What’s more impactful is the fact that none of the slides (the thumbnails) are actionable via keyboard.

My assumption is that they wanted to reference the heading and paragraph above the carousel in addition to the alt text for each image.

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Nick Beranek
Digital Accessibility Team

On 9/27/16, 1:44 PM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Beranek, Nicholas" < <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

Hi Angela, the culprit appears to be the aria-describedby references in the carousel:

<div class="slick-slide slick-current slick-active" data-slick-index="1" aria-hidden="false" tabindex="-1" role="option" aria-describedby="slick-slide01" style="width: 456px; position: relative; left: -456px; top: 0px; z-index: 999; opacity: 1;">

If you run aXe, it will give you specifics for 3 other instances (http://www.deque.com/products/axe/)

One way to verify this is to check for that ID on the page:

document.getElementById('slick-slide01');

This returns 'null' in the console.

I hope this helps,

Nick Beranek
Capital One

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:22 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Help with a WAVE error

Hello,
I am doing an accessibility review for this site: http://bridgetocollegecourses.org/

In the bottom section of each page is a carousel containing videos and associated description. WAVE is telling me there is a broken ARIA reference. "An aria-labelledby or aria-describedby reference exists, but the target for the reference does not exist." However when I look in the source code I'm not seeing any ARIA used at all.

If someone could help me understand this error in the context of this site, I'd appreciate it.

Thank you,



Angela French
Internet/Intranet Specialist
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
360-704-4316
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