[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: New properties for StatusNotifierItem: Accessible Label (1/3)]]

Marco Martin notmart at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 18:31:56 CET 2011

On Thursday 10 February 2011, Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> On Thursday, February 10, 2011 05:39:08 Ted Gould wrote:
> >   Plasma folks,
> > 
> > I forwarded the discussion that was had about using the title in the
> > tooltip for the accessible label.  While I felt that it was not adequate
> > I couldn't express why.  As per usual, mpt says it better than I, here
> > is his response:
> > 
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > From: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com>
> > 
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> > 
> >   Ted Gould wrote on 08/02/11 20:23:
> > >...
> > >
> > > Do you have thoughts on this from the a11y perspective?  They want to
> > > use the title of the tooltip for the accessible label.  It seems to me
> > > that would be sub-optimal, but if so I need a good reason :)
> I understand that it's suboptimal (though thanks, Matthew for laying it out
> in greater detail), my reservation was that many developers simply don't
> care about accessibility enough to add another string, so it probable
> makes sense if the accessible label falls back to the tooltip when the
> developer forgot to specify the accessible label.

yeah, i have this concern as well, so let's go for:
search AccessibleItemLabel
if not found, fall back to tooltip title?

and i would even specify in the spec that falling back is intended and fine, 
only labels that really have to be different from tooltips for some reason 
should overwrite the tooltip

Marco Martin

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