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Re: search results not being announced


From: Angela French
Date: Aug 3, 2017 9:46AM

We edited the code to only have the aria attributes on a div that tells the user how many records were found. Still it does not announce. Frustrating. This is the major piece we need to get worked out on this application.

Angela French

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Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 7:10 PM
To: Lovely, Brian (CONT) < <EMAIL REMOVED> >; WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] search results not being announced

You are putting wayyyy too many live region attributes on the page.
Remember that a screen reader is supposed to automatically read all the content in a live region.
You don´t want a screen reader to automatically start reading all the search results.
There are even two nested elements on the page with aria-live="true"
and aria-atomic="true" (aria-atomic means, read the entire content of this live region, not just the part that was updated).
I would take all aria-live attributes of the page and add them back on the container element for the span with the number of search results.
(span with id=MainContent_LitRecordsFound).

Give that a spin and see if that is a better starting point.

On 7/31/17, Lovely, Brian (CONT) via WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I think for aria-live to pick up a change, it has to be on an element
> that is part of the dom on load. So if you had a div that was part of
> the dom on load and it had aria-live on it, when you injected the
> search results table into that div it should read out.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Angela French
> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 4:14 PM
> To: WebAim Forum ( <EMAIL REMOVED> )
> Subject: [WebAIM] search results not being announced
> Hello,
> I'm hoping someone out there in this helpful community and help us
> figure out why the search results are not being announced on this
> page<http://devapps.sbctc.edu/TechPrepV2/SearchArticulations>;. There
> are four form elements to create the query, but just using the Search
> button will bring back guaranteed results. However they aren't
> announced. We are trying both area-live="assertive" and
> aria-atomic="true" and still no announcement that there are results now displayed on the page.
> Any guidance appreciated.
> Angela French
> Internet/Intranet Specialist
> Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
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