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Re: tooltips on tap


From: Jerra Strong
Date: Nov 6, 2021 9:57AM

At a recent discussion about this with ARIA group, we discussed showing the
tooltip on touch start and dismissing it on touch end. This way you *could*
discover and see it on mobile, even though there are still all the problems
with it you mentioned.

On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 8:54 AM Sonja Weckenmann < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm a little confused about whether or not custom tooltips can work for
> touch screen users (even knowing that tooltips are not recommended and
> knowing there is no problem with "toggletips").
> I've read different statements:
> - They are inaccessible to touch devices when attached to buttons or
> links. This is because hover is unavailable on a touch device, and it is
> also impossible to focus a button or link without activating it.
> - Tooltips in general are a bit quirky on touch devices, since there's
> no "hovering".
> - So far it simply doesn't work so well for touch screen users because
> the focus and active states happen simultaneously. In practice, this
> means you'll see the tooltip, but only as the button is being pressed.
> I've seen examples from Scott O'Hara, displaying the tooltips on tap, so
> it seems to me that it is possible
> (http://scottaohara.github.io/a11y_tooltips/).
> Could anyone explain this to me in a little more detail? Unfortunately I
> am not so much a kind of a JavaScript expert.
> Thanks a lot.
> Sonja
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