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Re: Popup accessibility requirment


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Feb 21, 2022 8:56AM

On 21/02/2022 15:53, allyssa jessicon wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have a query on Popup lists that are not opening with Ctrl+Option+Space
> with Voiceover on MAC where alternate keys such as Enter, Space, Up/Down
> works fine. Is this a WCAG failure? Any references? Links?

WCAG doesn't mandate exactly which keys etc a control reacts to (taking
2.1.1 Keyboard for instance, it only says things need to work with a
keyboard, not necessarily how, or which standard keys should be
supported, etc).

However, I would actually posit that the problem there with your popup
list runs deeper - possibly lacking a specific ARIA role or
similar...which then *would* be an issue under 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.

I'd suggest investigating first what's actually wrong there, and based
on that deciding which WCAG SC (if any) this fails and why.

Patrick H. Lauke

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