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Re: Popup accessibility requirment


From: allyssa jessicon
Date: Feb 21, 2022 9:19AM

Thanks Patrick for your response.

Why don't we consider alternate accessible mechanism to not fail WCAG?
Since Enter/Space are commonly used keys to open a popup list that is
accessible can it be a pass through WCAG?

On Monday, February 21, 2022, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> 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.
> P
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