Accessibility Minutes 2012 04 30

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  • Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois - Co-Chair)
  • Ann Abbott (IBM)
  • Marc Johlic (IBM)
  • Richard Schwerdtfeger (IBM - Co-Chair)
  • Prasanna Bale (UIUC) Scribe
  • Nick Hoyt (UIUC)


Prasanna: Latest Firebug Extension works only with the version Firebug 1.10.0a5 and will test with the later versions and update the Wiki on Google codes

Jon: /member/wiki/WCAG_2.0_Principle_4_Robust_Rules#Requirement_4.1.2_Name.2C_Role.2C_Value

Jon: WIDGET_1: Each widget must have an accessible name

Ann: Title Attribute is sufficient for accessible name for widget?

Jon: Do we wan to list it as a technique?

Rich: Title attribute has to be the last thing to be taken in to account. aria-labelledby & aria-label are considered first to check on the widget

Jon: /member/wiki/WCAG_2.0_Principle_4_Robust_Rules#Requirement_4.1.2_Name.2C_Role.2C_Value

jon: /member/wiki/WCAG_2.0_Principle_4_Robust_Rules#User_Interface_Event_Handlers:_Other


Rich: Do we want to add HTML5 alt attribute

Rich: and HTML 4 alt attribute for images?

Prasanna: group agreed to have alt attr for HTML4

WIDGET 3: ARIA properties and states must have valid values

Jon: I am wondering about the purpose whether should use assistive technologies or screen readers?

Mark: Better to stick with assistive technologies.

Nick: do feel to stay with assistive technologies so that will not be leaving other tech


Nick: need little bit more explanation/context on ARIA properties and states n their values for the people new to the ARIA

Ann: we can point to the resources

Ann: which will have the examples

Group agreed up on using assistive tecjnologies

Nick: Do wigets always has to have states and properties?

Ann: Not all widgets come with required states and properties

Rich: According to ARIA spec, states and properties should have default values.

Jon: we can think about the rule WIDGET_3 over this week and will discuss more on the next week

annabbott: Call ended at 1:04pm Central

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