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Re: Instructions for interaction covered by WCAG Success Criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions?


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Oct 16, 2016 12:19PM

I have always wondered if we can stretch "2.1.1 - keyboard" to swipe getures.
Mobile accessibility is a tricky beast.

On 10/11/16, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On 11/10/2016 16:04, Detlev Fischer wrote:
>> WCAG testers: Just wondering whether you think on-screen hints for
>> interaction in mobile apps (like 'swipe down with one finger to
>> update content') would be covered by WCAG SC 3.3.2 Labels or
>> Instructions. All examples in "Understanding" relate to input fields.
>> In some cases (as when the screen reader is turned on) the gesture
>> might not work, i.e. the instruction does not help. Would you call
>> this a failure or an issue? If so, under which SC?
>> My current guess is that this issue is not really covered - maybe one
>> can even expect SR users to know that such interaction hints do not
>> apply to them as they use another two step interaction mode.
> The latter would be my interpretation/assumption.
>> A
>> related issue is whether alternative ways would need to be available
>> to activate the same thing (here, update content) that do not require
>> users to carry out the gesture described.
> Currently I don't think this is covered (beyond making it "keyboard
> accessible") in WCAG 2, hence why we're going to propose a new SC
> relating to this in mobile a11y TF? ;)
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