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  1. Nuxeo Web UI
  2. WEBUI-518

Make document history filters announced by the screen reader

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.6
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: A11y

      Description

      Related to WCAG 2.1 level AA criteria 4.1.3: status messages
      https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/#status-messages

      Status message is not automatically announced by the screen reader.

      Description
      Status message is not automatically announced by the screen reader.

      Elements:
      "no results found for john" message
      "Loading"

      Location:
      Inside the Username combobox
      Inside the "Performed Actions" and "Event Category" dropdowns
      Recommendation to fix
      RULE :
      Status messages MUST be programmatically determined through role or properties such that they can be presented to the user by assistive technologies without receiving focus.

      HOW TO FIX:
      Fix this issue by using an ARIA live region so screen readers can automatically announce the status message content.
      <div aria-live="assertive">Your form was successfully submitted</div>
      <div role="alert">Please correct the errors below to continue</div>

      REFERENCE:
      Deque University:https://dequeuniversity.com/class/dynamic-updates2/notify-users/aria-live
      WCAG Understanding document: https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/status-messages

      BACKGROUND:
      When a status message is added to a webpage, screen reader users will likely not know about the message if focus is not moved to the message. Often it is not desirable to interrupt a user's workflow to move focus to a status message, so people who are blind must be alerted programmatically to the presence of the status message. When a programmatic means of identifying the presence of status messages in used, assistive technologies such as screen readers are able to alert users to the presence of the message.
      NOTE: Status messages are defined as a change in content that is not a change of context (i.e. moving focus to a message) that provides information to the user on: 1) the success or results of an action ("Your form was successfully submitted"), 2) the loading state of an application ("processing your data request"), 3) the progress of a process ("50% complete"), or 4) the existence of errors ("Please correct the errors below to continue").

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                Reporter:
                bchauvin Bertrand Chauvin
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