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Re: Interesting article of 10 million pages results for a11y


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: May 22, 2020 3:08AM

On 22/05/2020 06:20, Murphy, Sean wrote:
> All,
> Be interested in peoples point of view:
> https://accessibe.com/blog/knowledgebase/we-analyzed-10000000-pages-and-heres-where-most-fail-with-ada-and-wcag-21-compliance

Skimmed over the start of this, saw these points about "What is required
by WCAG"

1. "NAV" tag or a "role" attribute equal to "navigation/menu/menubar"
(depends on the menu type) must be present on the top element that
contains all the links and menu items (role="navigation/menu/menubar").
2. "role" attribute equal to "menuitem" must be present on the links
that comprise the menu items.
4. Users can navigate across the menu bar itself using the
left-and-right keyboard arrows. When reaching the end of the menu, and
pressing the forward arrow key, the navigation should loop back to the
first item.
5. Users can open dropdowns using the Enter and the arrow-down keys.
Dropdowns should also be opened by focusing on the menu item.
6. Users can navigate within dropdowns using the up-and-down arrows, and
the focus must never escape and loop within the dropdown unless it was
intentionally closed.
7. Users can close the dropdown using the Esc key [...]

...and I already disagree that these are actual hard requirements.
There's a lot more nuance here than just saying without these, it's a
WCAG fail.

So I'd take the results with a pinch of salt, right from the get-go.

Patrick H. Lauke

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