Ticket #7840 (closed bug: fixed)
Autocomplete: popup results not read by screen-readers
|Reported by:||ezufelt||Owned by:|
Firefox 7.0.1 JAWS 13 Autocomplete demo 1.9pre
Using a screen-reader it is possible to navigate to the autocomplete field, to start entering a value, and to be notified that a 'menu' has appeared. It is also possible to use the arrow keys to navigate the menu and to select an autocomplete option.
Screen-readers, however, do not read the items within the menu while navigating, so it is not possible to know which result is selected without navigating away from, and returning back to the autocomplete field.
- set focus to the menu (and active menu item) while navigating. Return focus to the autocomplete field if a character key is pressed.
- Use a hidden ARIA live region to announce the currently selected item (as is done with the Drupal 7 autocomplete widget, which can be seen at http://certifiedtorock.com/ ).
- Priority changed from minor to blocker
- Status changed from new to open