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  1. Nuxeo Web UI
  2. WEBUI-893

Make select all status announced by a screen reader

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.15
    • Fix Version/s: 3.0.17
    • Component/s: A11y

      Description

      When using select all, a status message is not given to the screen reader saying that all results are selected.
      Expected: status should be provided to a screen reader.

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      Status message is not automatically announced by the screen reader.

      Element Name: Status that appears on selecting 'Select all' Checkbox.

      Location: In main region of the page, after
      Clicking “Search” icon in left nav. Enter a search term like “Test”. Select Search and observe that a page that comes up, i.e. Search results with “grid view”.

      Description:
      NVDA is not narrating the status message that appears upon selecting 'Select all' checkbox

      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 is 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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