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Re: Accessible combobox components


From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: Feb 20, 2017 7:53PM

Please review the following article which explains all of the ARIA 1.0 and 1.1 differences that you will need to be aware of.

Bryan Garaventa
Accessibility Fellow
SSB BART Group, Inc.
415.624.2709 (o)

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Sean Curtis
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 6:34 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Accessible combobox components

I've been looking around for examples of accessible combobox components but none really work the way I'd expect. I've created a reduced test case (
http://codepen.io/seancurtis/full/GrVJPK/) using the code example from the W3C page (https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/roles#combobox), but VoiceOver doesn't communicate the selection of values when using aria-activedescendant. Does anyone have any better examples of this pattern?

Note: the content of the input shouldn't change as the selection moves.
This is the unwanted behaviour I see in most other examples of combobox components (eg. http://oaa-accessibility.org/examplep/combobox2/)


Sean Curtis