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Re: Search result notifications - Screen readers


From: Mark Magennis
Date: Feb 21, 2022 2:12AM

You mentioned suggestions there Don. That sounds like an autocomplete search field that pops up a listbox containing suggested searches that match your input. The number of suggestions changes as you type and although there is no visible message saying how many it contains, it is visually apparent and it is informative so it makes sense to use a live region to give a feedback message such as "10 suggestions". When the number of matches changes, the message will automatically be read again - "8 suggestions", "3 suggestions", etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: 18 February 2022 18:58
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [WebAIM] Search result notifications - Screen readers

Hello -
I've a question for Screen reader users of which I am one myself, I would like other users perspective.
When searches are done and results appear underneath the filed, that suggestions, records or values, (These searches will populate as you type), would you expect to get a notification that records were found? Conversely, a notification of "nothing found"?