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Fix: Inserter Search Results Not Announcing #10755

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LukePettway commented Oct 18, 2018


The inserter search results do not announce to screen readers the current number of filtered results. This implements some logic to calculate that number and announce to the user how many results have been found.

How has this been tested?

First and foremost, I typed in various strings of text to change the number of results. Then I made sure the text in the live region calculated the correct number and matched up with the actual count.

Then I used VoiceOver and Safari (there is a bug in other browsers where aria-live doesn't work) to test that the value of the aria-live region is read to a screen reader. At least from my initial testing everything seemed to work correctly.


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Types of changes

Makes the inserter more accessible by fixing this issue: #10583


  • My code is tested.
  • My code follows the WordPress code style.
  • My code follows the accessibility standards.
  • My code has proper inline documentation.

@Soean Soean added the Accessibility label Oct 18, 2018

@tofumatt tofumatt self-requested a review Oct 23, 2018

@tofumatt tofumatt added this to the 4.2 milestone Oct 23, 2018


Awesome, thanks so much.

Tested this in Windows with Firefox + NVDA as well and it worked a treat. 👍

@@ -205,6 +205,15 @@ export class InserterMenu extends Component {
} );
const resultCount = Object.keys( itemsPerCategory ).reduce( ( memo, curr ) => memo + itemsPerCategory[ curr ].length, 0 );

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tofumatt Oct 23, 2018


I'll fix this, but for future reference: please use full words for variables whenever possible. It's easier to read current than curr. I assume this should be current, right? 😄

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LukePettway Oct 23, 2018


Thanks @tofumatt, I'll make sure to read over the documentation to make sure I follow the standards going forward! 👍

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@tofumatt tofumatt merged commit 9a80b98 into WordPress:master Oct 23, 2018

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antpb added a commit to antpb/gutenberg that referenced this pull request Oct 26, 2018

Fix: Inserter Search Results Not Announcing (WordPress#10755)
* added functionality to get the result count and announcer it in the live region

* chore: Tweak variable names/readability

* Sort props
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