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From: Mike Barlow
Date: Feb 20, 2017 7:13AM


Thanks (hadn't seen Birkir's date picker so will definitely check that one
out as well) but what I'm looking more for is a calendar view (think Google
Calendar Month View) that is accessible.

Most of them have really non accessible tables (no scope parameters, and
each week is it's own table rather than the entire month being a single
table).

The jquery calendar (fullcalendar.io) is the one we're currently looking at
but while it may pass some automated tests, trying to navigate it with a
screen reader (I test with NVDA on Chrome and IE mostly, but do load up
JAWS as well on occasion) is an exercise in futility (but then again I'm
not as adept at using a screen reader as some full time screen reader users
are so for them it might not be as difficult as it is for me: ¯_(ツ)_/¯)

*Mike Barlow*
Web Application Developer
Web Accessibility/Section 508 SME

Lancaster, Pa 17601
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On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Bryan Garaventa <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi,
> Just to be clear, the WhatSock datepicker as well as all of the other
> accessible widgets provided there are designed to be scalable components
> that can be individually customized and dropped into any web technology,
> and are equally supported in jQuery, MooTools, and Dojo so they will tie
> directly into the rendering processes for any of these.
>
> E.G Specific framework download links:
> Powered by jQuery: https://github.com/accdc/tsg
> Powered by MooTools: https://github.com/accdc/tsg-mootools
> Powered by Dojo: https://github.com/accdc/tsg-dojo
>
> If what you mean by "standard library datepickers" is the "most popular
> library datepickers", then I guess you are out of luck because since when
> is accessibility ever considered the "most popular"?
>
> Personally I find mixing these terms agrivating, because there is usually
> a big difference between what people consider a popular idea versus what is
> actually a good idea.
>
> Bryan Garaventa
> Accessibility Fellow
> SSB BART Group, Inc.
> <EMAIL REMOVED>
> 415.624.2709 (o)
> www.SSBBartGroup.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of Birkir R. Gunnarsson
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2017 7:47 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessible Calendar
>
> Unfortunately I don't know of any standard library datepickers that are
> accessible. I heard rumblings out of JQuery that their datepicker is being
> updated, but I don't know the current status.
>
> The Whatsock datepicker widget is great. A similar datepicker code can be
> found at Deque University:
> https://dequeuniversity.com/library/aria/date-pickers/sf-date-picker
> (and you can copy and paste the source code, HTML, JQuery and CSS), but
> ultimately it is not a replacement for a datepicker plug-in.
> Ultimately, we need proper accessibility support in browsers for <input
> type="date">, that would be the ultimate solution.
>
>
> On 2/19/17, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > Mike,
> >
> > Here's one you will like. Birkir shared this with me in the past and I
> > loved it.
> >
> > Whatsock datepicker:
> > http://whatsock.com/tsg/Coding%20Arena/ARIA%20Date%20Pickers/ARIA%20Da
> > te%20Picker%20(Basic)/demo.htm It has good instructions on what it
> > means to make a calendar accessible (focus movements and keyboard
> > operations).
> >
> > For a simple date picker (one that does not have to list availability,
> > appointment schedule and such) I prefer the month and day dropdown
> > approach and an edit field for the year.
> > <fieldset>
> > <legend>Please select departure date</legend>
> >
> > <label for="month">month</label>
> > <select id="month"
> > <option>January</option>
> > ...
> > </select>
> > <label for="day">Day</label>
> > <select id="day">
> > <option>1</option>
> > <option>2</option>
> > ...
> > </select
> > <label for="year">year (4 digits)</label> <input type="text"
> > id="year"> </fieldset>
> >
> > Also, it is always useful to have a date input field as a fallback if
> > the calendar is not displaying.
> > Keep in mind that an input field is not a replacement for a clendar.
> > The calender has info on what day of the week a certain day is (if you
> > want to select the third Wednesday in December), and may have other
> > info such as unavailable dates, holidays, special promotion days etc.
> > That is info the user wouldn't know by interacting with a text field.
> > Cheers
> > -Birkir
> >
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