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Re: required field not being announced in Firefox/NVDA

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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Oct 13, 2017 12:08PM


Greg
Tis is cool, but it only seem to work in Firefox, at least my quick
test did not yield any results in either IE or Chrome.


On 10/13/17, Greg Gamble < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> We found a way for FF to announce a custom error message. We added the
> following attributes to the text fields.
>
> HTML5
> oninvalid="setCustomValidity('Username required')"
> oninput="setCustomValidity('')"
>
> This will give an error message that says ''Username required'' when we have
> an input field with required, and no value entered.
>
> Greg Gamble
> p - 360-704-4376
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf
> Of Angela French
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:01 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] required field not being announced in Firefox/NVDA
>
> I have tried the following and none of them read the label of the required
> field after alerting the user to please fill in the require field.
> aria-required="true"
> required
> required=""
> required="true"
>
> I give up.
>
> Angela
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf
> Of JP Jamous
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:03 PM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List' < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] required field not being announced in Firefox/NVDA
>
> Semantically, it should be required="true". Required is the short-hand
> writing for it and browsers are forgiving as we know them.
>
> Personally, I prefer required="true". Each HTML attribute has a value. Why
> do this one differently.
>
> Did you try to use aria-required="true" to see if NVDA would respond
> differently?
>
> Just keep in mind that NVDA was not created to function with either IE or
> edge. So having it fail with those 2 does not come as a surprise to me. In
> fact, I would consider it normal behavior.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf
> Of Angela French
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:18 PM
> To: WebAim Forum ( <EMAIL REMOVED> )
> < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: [WebAIM] required field not being announced in Firefox/NVDA
>
> We are using the html required element (required="true") to indicate
> required fields. The problem when testing with NVDA is that focus goes to
> the required field but doesn't read the form label so the screen reader user
> doesn't know which required field they missed. The only way to find out,
> it seems, is to go back an element in the form and then forward again so the
> label will be read. Is this a bug, or are we doing something wrong? It
> works fine in Chrome. We've given up on IE or Edge with NVDA,
>
> Thank you
>
> Angela French
> Internet/Intranet Specialist
> Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
> 360-704-4316
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