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accessibility problems #19

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sukiletxe opened this issue May 12, 2015 · 5 comments
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accessibility problems #19

sukiletxe opened this issue May 12, 2015 · 5 comments

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@sukiletxe sukiletxe commented May 12, 2015

Hello,
I'm a screen reader user, and notice some major problems when using Parchment. Basically, the screen reader doesn't speak new text as it reaches the screen. Browsing the Google Code project, I notice there is acommit which experimented with ARIA and Live Regions. I don't know if this was reverted for some reason, but now it doesn't work.
I also noticed that Andrew Plotkin self-hosts his games in Parchment, and in there the screen reader behaves as it should (see any online game at http://eblong.com/zarf/if.html).

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@curiousdannii curiousdannii commented May 12, 2015

I don't think Andrew has done anything to his version of Parchment, so I don't know why it would be any better. @erkyrath did you add any ARIA stuff to it?

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@erkyrath erkyrath commented May 13, 2015

No.

My site uses an old release of Parchment. I made a few changes to display better as a scrolling document with a header and footer, and I think to simplify the status line. But I didn't specifically invoke ARIA.

(It's this branch: https://github.com/erkyrath/parchment/tree/zarfsite )

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@sukiletxe sukiletxe commented May 13, 2015

Then, it should be because of him using an older version (I don't know JS so I can't browse the source). It reads almost everything. I can't remember when it didn't work.

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@dfabulich dfabulich commented Jul 17, 2016

Since this bug was filed, Zarf actually did an easy fix to Quixe that substantially fixed this bug there. erkyrath/glkote@f938f03

The fix is to add three attributes to the "main" div:

<div
    aria-live="polite"
    aria-atomic="false"
    aria-relevant="additions"
>

Since updating iplayif.com to the latest Quixe, Glulx games now work pretty well in screen readers, but Z-Machine games don't. Adding these attributes to the main element would do the trick.

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@curiousdannii curiousdannii commented Jul 17, 2016

Thanks @dfabulich!

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