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From: Sarah Jevnikar
Date: Nov 16, 2017 1:29PM


Hi again all,
I've been presented with a combo box which repeats or truncates items with both JAWS and NVDA using IE and Chrome (though not when using Firefox). This has been documented as a Drupal plugin (called Dropkick) problem. It would appear we are too far along in the development process to retrofit this for accessibility.

My concern right now lies elsewhere. I'm told that the text is visually cut off, which has been flagged as an accessibility issue. Is this an issue of accessibility or content? It's obviously not ideal that text is shortened, but does it violate WCAG? I'm told by sighted colleagues that it's not an uncommon occurrence on the web but don't like the thought of it.

The page is below:
https://www.cihi.ca/en/news-events-and-education/news
where filters are presented as dropdown lists.
Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much,
Sarah