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Sliders and MouseDown


From: Isabel Holdsworth
Date: Feb 27, 2019 8:14AM

Hi all,

Any thoughts on whether WCAG 2.1 guideline 2.5.2 might apply to sliders?

For normal drag-and-drop components, if a user starts dragging an
element then changes their mind, dragging it somewhere outside the
permitted drop zones causes the element to be plonked back where it

Should the same behaviour apply when a user begins dragging a slider
thumb, say, on the volume control or play-head of a media player? If
they begin dragging the play-head then have a change of heart and move
the pointer outside the slider, should the play-head jump back to
where it started? And if it doesn't, would this fail 2.5.2?

Lots of stuff to grapple with in my first 2.1 audit :-)

Thanks as always for your thoughts.

Cheers, Isabel