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Re: toast accessibility


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Nov 13, 2017 3:14PM

1. Entirely unrelated to accessibility, but this song about toast has
been a household favorite for years:
2. Could you create an example of the type of goast messages you
describe (or are they accessible on a public facing site you are
working on)? Short of not using toasts at all, your list looks really
good (it looks like you guys took care of all the accessibility

On 11/13/17, Ugurcan Kutluoglu < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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.
> Ugi
> 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
>> >> >> >> >>
> > > > >

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