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Re: Appropriate use of Grid Role


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Sep 23, 2019 2:38PM

A grid should contain only interactive elements, no static data (all
static data must be associated with an interactive element).
You're right, datepickers, spreadsheets and things like seatmaps are
candidates for interactive grids but tables with a few focusable
controls sprinkled in, such as sortable column headers, select row
checkboxes and "display more info" toggles should not be coded as
grids, these are just static tables with some interactive controls.

On 9/23/19, Brian Lovely via WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I see a lot of ARIA Grids used to display tabular data. Some of these
> tables may be sortable, or may contain buttons or checkboxes in one column.
> Is ARIA Grid an appropriate role for these purposes?
> If not, what is grid intended for? I see references to an interactive grid,
> but I'm not sure what that means. The only interactive grids I can think of
> off the top of my head are date pickers or spread sheets.
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