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Re: Radio buttons using input tag, or aria radiogroup role?


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Apr 26, 2017 1:58PM

Bryan Garaventa has a very thorough and good explanation of the hand
off between the author, the browser, the operating system and the
screen reader here:

On 4/26/17, Jeremy Echols < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I'd love an answer to this question in a more general sense. It's my
> understanding that the browser tells the AT what to do, so Jaws wouldn't
> have to know about a specific ARIA attribute; rather, the browser would have
> to know how to tell Jaws about the element in terms Jaws can understand.
> For elements like radios that pre-date the web, Jaws would already know very
> well how to handle them, so even an ancient version of Jaws would work.
> But I'm not certain about this. Is it true that Jaws itself does not need
> to know about specific HTML ARIA attributes?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf
> Of Guy Hickling
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Radio buttons using input tag, or aria radiogroup
> role?
> Is there another major advantage of using the straight HTML5 approach, in
> that older browser and/or assistive technology versions are more likely to
> be fully up to date with HTML5 than with the ARIA needed? Particularly since
> the official release of ARIA 1.1 is so recent.
> JAWS, for instance, charges large amounts for upgrades, $400/£300 to upgrade
> 3 or more versions at a time, so I imagine a lot of users (since many screen
> reader users are likely on lower incomes than average) must be several
> versions behind the current version 18.
> Regards,
> Guy Hickling
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> > > > > >

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