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#9631 closed bug (fixed)

Opened October 27, 2013 07:36PM UTC

Closed January 14, 2014 10:10AM UTC

Last modified January 14, 2014 10:10AM UTC

Autocomplete: default functionality does not announce the suggestions correctly

Reported by: dylanb Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.11.0
Component: ui.autocomplete Version: 1.10.3
Keywords: a11y Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Using the demo of the default autocomplete widget, the default functionality does not make its announcements correctly.

The problem with the implementation is the fact that the input field is being updated as the suggestions are traversed and the AT is trying to announce these updates. In addition, there is no attempt being made to get the currently "highlighted" suggestion to announce correctly.

A better solution would be to not update the input field until the user has made a choice and user aria-live to announce the selections as the user traverses through them.

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Changed October 27, 2013 08:06PM UTC by dylanb comment:1

Additional information - with JAWS the autocomplete keeps popping out of forms mode, there are 2 possible solutions to this that will need to be investigated along with the approach chosen to address the announcement problem which affects all screen readers.

Changed October 28, 2013 07:28PM UTC by tj.vantoll comment:2

keywords: → a11y
status: newopen

Changed October 29, 2013 02:09AM UTC by tj.vantoll comment:3

#9632 is a duplicate of this ticket.

Changed January 14, 2014 10:10AM UTC by Dylan Barrell comment:4

resolution: → fixed
status: openclosed

Autocomplete: Announce autocomplete correctly in all ATs.

Fixes #9631

Closes gh-1153

Changeset: 0b28d597fe1857590c9719c8b41f00e77967f7d7

Changed January 14, 2014 10:10AM UTC by jzaefferer comment:5

milestone: none1.11.0