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Re: Popup accessibility requirment


From: Jonathan Cohn
Date: Feb 22, 2022 4:52PM

One other thing to check is if the pop-up opens when using the space key with JAWS when the virtual cursor is on. When auto-forms mode is turned on in JAWS, then JAWS might be going into forms mode. I have seen cases where VoiceOver Macintosh and JAWS virtual cursor will not activate an item that can be clicked with the mouse, but not with the screen reader click action. Often this is because the activation is being associated with a mouse or pointer up event instead of a click event.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Cohn

> On Feb 21, 2022, at 11:21, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On 21/02/2022 16:19, allyssa jessicon wrote:
>> 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?
> What I'm saying is that your failure here is likely caused by something more fundamental (lack of appropriate role, for instance). The fact that it's not opening for you with VO running is a side effect of the more fundamental problem that is likely there, and THAT would be the failure to hang this from.
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