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Re: toast accessibility


From: Ugurcan Kutluoglu
Date: Nov 13, 2017 2:30PM

Hi Jennison,

In addition to using an "assertive" live region and the other usual
techniques for screen reader users, we do the following on our toasts.

1- Avoiding using them, if possible. We prefer using an user dismissible
notification bar, with a close button, on top of the page.
2- Using text length for calculating the amount of time the toast remains
on screen. It's currently 3 seconds plus 60 milliseconds per character.
3- Toasts don't disappear if mouse pointer is hovering over them
4- Making sure we are not relying on color to convey different toast
states. i.e Error, Warning and Success toasts have different icons in
addition to different colors.
5- Making sure they have a visible border in Windows High Contrast mode.
6- No toast messages on page load. We wait at least 5 seconds before
showing a toast.


On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 11:07 AM, Jennison Mark Asuncion <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I'd like to hear from folks who have created accessible toasts,
> including for but not limited to screen reader users. I'm particularly
> interested in how you've dealt with the practical reality that the
> intent of the toast is to only briefly show a message and then have it
> disappear.
> Jennison
> > > > >