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Re: Sliders and MouseDown


From: Steve Green
Date: Feb 27, 2019 9:25AM

That's a really good point. My (possibly incorrect) understanding is that your analysis is correct, and that there should be a way to cancel and return to the original slider position. However, I have not been able to find any example of a slider that has such a behaviour.

I would not have thought that it would be too difficult to use the Escape key to do this, but I am not a developer so nothing looks difficult from my perspective.

Steve Green
Managing Director
Test Partners Ltd

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Isabel Holdsworth
Sent: 27 February 2019 15:15
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: [WebAIM] Sliders and MouseDown

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 started.

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