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From: Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
Date: Dec 22, 2016 11:46AM


Thanks Angela,

You just brought back painful childhood memories of visits to family friends and relatives that featured after dinner ordeals called "slideshows" of our vacation. The internet equivalent has not been an improvement...

Mike Moore
EIR (Electronic Information Resoources) Accessibility Coordinator
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Civil Rights Office
(512) 438-3431 (Office)

Making electronic information and services accessible to people with disabilities is everyone's job. I am here to help.

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:46 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to label the carousel region?

I imagine use of the word "carousel" comes from the round container for holding film slides that were then projected one after another up onto a white screen. We had these in my house when I was a kid (dating myself!). I believe these were called slide carousels. Not to be confused with merry-go-rounds, also called carousels. **smile**

Angela French

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of JP Jamous
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to label the carousel region?

That is why I suggested Slideshow. It is after all a slideshow.

Customers should have some knowledge of what a slideshow is. Even though they might be blind, this is a widely used term and they should be acquainted with it.

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Judith Blankman via WebAIM-Forum
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:35 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to label the carousel region?

I am concerned with using the term "carousel" for rotating ads because it's a design term, not necessarily how people would label or understand it.

Would adding hidden text that explains what it does be helpful or verbose? Would it be annoying after a while?



Judith Blankman
Accessibility Strategist, Vice President

WFVC Digital Customer Experience
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From: JP Jamous [ <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >]
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 06:02 AM Central Standard Time
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to label the carousel region?


A carousel is a list of images, ads or even text that moves from left to right or bottom to top. It is there for sighted people so they can watch many ads or items for sale without having to keep using the mouse to scroll down. Once they like something, they would click on it and go to it.



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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of karthik k
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:32 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to label the carousel region?

what is Carousel could you please explain?

On 12/21/16, Rakesh P < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Yes both should work, carousal may be a new word to many SR users but
> it should be a learning curve.
>
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 3:28 AM, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
>> You can use Carousel or slideshow. Either would work.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
>> Behalf Of Poornima via WebAIM-Forum
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:23 PM
>> To: <EMAIL REMOVED> ; <EMAIL REMOVED>
>> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to label the carousel region?
>>
>> Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions, it makes a lot of sense
>> to add the "region" role and "aria-label" to name the carousel. This
>> will help screen reader user to understand the context of the
>> carousel before entering into it.
>>
>> Following this I have one more question "How familiar is the Carousel
>> word to all screen reader users to understand the component?" Is this
>> the acceptable word among most users, appreciate your suggestions
>> knew across usability or accessibility study!
>>
>> Poornima,
>> Accessibility Tester.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
>> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 12:59 PM
>> To: WebAIM Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to label the carousel region?
>>
>> Use role="region" and aria-label="site carousel" for a site carousel
>> container, or an aria-label that more precisely describes the type of
>> carousel if you have many.
>> Don't forget the requirement that users should be able to pause, stop
>> or hide any animation lasting more than 5 seconds (and that this
>> function, like any other webpage action, needs to be keyboard accessible).
>> If screen readers require extra instructions on how to stop carousel,
>> place those at the beginning of the carousel region (for ease of
>> discovery).
>>
>> On 12/19/16, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> > Poornima,
>> >
>> > Visit any Amazon.com page and you will notice that they have a
>> > screen reader message for their Similar Product carousel. You can
>> > name the region whatever you want as long as it makes sense. Keep
>> > it short to the
>> point.
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
>> > Behalf Of Poornima via WebAIM-Forum
>> > Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 11:24 AM
>> > To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>> > Subject: [WebAIM] How to label the carousel region?
>> >
>> > Hi All,
>> >
>> > This is regarding a feedback I got to know from a screen reader
>> > user about Carousel element. His feedback says "carousel should be
>> > given a region name or label" to know they are entering into the
>> > carousel region.
>> >
>> > I would like to hear your advice for the carousel region name and
>> > label for Dot buttons present in carousel. Also any implementation
>> > suggestions are appreciated.
>> >
>> > Poornima,
>> > Accessibility Tester
>> >
>> > >> > >> > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>> > >> >
>> > >> > >> > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>> > >> >
>>
>>
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