[rt-devel] Patch to add aria labels to SelectionBox arrow buttons

Kevin Falcone falcone at bestpractical.com
Thu Jul 3 10:09:19 EDT 2014

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 09:55:32PM +0000, Keith Creasy wrote:
> I tested with two screen readers but here is more information. It is widely supported.
> For general information about WAI ARIA see http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria
> Current support is at least mentioned at https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Accessibility/ARIA
> The bottom line is that using ARIA attributes breaks nothing, if
> screen readers and browsers don't know about it then it is ignored. If
> you or someone else wants to change the value of the button to have a
> real label you can and, again, nothing is broken. There just isn't a
> good reason not to use it here as a way to support accessibility
> without having to change your user interface.

Thanks for the references.
I've pushed a branch with your patch (although I did fix the fact that
you added executable bits somewhere along the line).  I'll merge it
later today and it should show up in 4.2.6 when we release it.

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