March 14, 2019 at 3:15 am #420090
Math NotermansMember117 pts@mnotermans5114
To get the best 508 tips and advice… search for posts from Jason Dalrymple ( https://community.trivantis.com/members/jasonadal/ ) He for sure works most with accessibility of all users around here and i do think around his posts and questions you will find the best tips on 508…
MathMarch 14, 2019 at 7:04 am #420154
Thank Tea, Darrel and Matt (on the other post) for the time you gave to resolve my issues. Darrel: no apologies. When I didn’t find your jQuery, I used the one that was attached in your early post. Perhaps this was the cause of the blank page. I’ll try the one you sent me yesterday and will come back to you.
Tea, if I check “initially hidden” property for the button that I want to hide from the screen reader, will that hide the button from the devices? If it works, I can check “initially hidden” and “show” the button when the page loads. What do you think?March 14, 2019 at 8:22 am #420170
Thank you much, your formula worked perfectly and the button was hidden. However, it was hidden totally from the screen. I was trying to hide it only from screen readers. So far, I can’t figure it out, but I’m glad I learned your formula, thank you.March 14, 2019 at 8:26 am #420172
Joe WielochModerator51 pts@wheels
That is a great idea! The button would not be read if it is initially hidden and then shown via an action. You may need a short delay on this show action, maybe add a 0.5 second delay.
In the future this will not be the case, so make sure you set the “Empty ALT Tag” property. Later this year the screen readers will read text, buttons, images, etc that are shown via actions (if they don’t have the “Empty ALT Tag” property set). Screen readers will read the shown text because we are changing our code to notify screen readers when this happens, it will be in the next release.
- This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Joe Wieloch.
Attachments:March 14, 2019 at 8:31 am #420175
Darrel SomozaMember197 pts@Klaatu
Therese, are you sure you do not also have the initially hidden option selected. I know you are trying a lot of different things. The aria-hidden attribute should only hide the button from screen readers. Joe, above, is talking about token replacement, another great idea.March 14, 2019 at 8:57 am #420180
Joe, thanks a lot for the new method. I removed the JQuery and used your JS on the button, however, it gave me a blank page. Quick clarification, later in the year, will the readers completely skip the buttons that has “Empty ALT tag” set; or will they read the HTML name as it’s currently happening?
Darrel: My bad, thanks a lot, you’re right! I’d “initially hidden” set. Now that I unchecked it, yes, I can see the button.
I’ll send the project to the 508 team and we’ll see if it works fine with them. I’ll come back to you.March 27, 2019 at 11:40 am #421054
I promised to come back to the forum with the results of testing the formula you kindly provided to hide the elements from the AT devices. Unfortunately, the devices are still reading the hidden elements even when I used “initially hidden”. I also tried Darrel’s JS with no luck.
I flipped all what I have done and now I showed all the buttons. However, the 508 team is telling me that the buttons’ names are missing. They can detect the “html123” name only. I already have names for all buttons.
Lectora Team: is there a way to allow users to change the html name at their end?
Any advice?March 27, 2019 at 1:10 pm #421059
Tim KMember302 pts@timk
You should be aware that the html name is a quite important thing in the published output, as it makes the id of the <div> the button is in. Changing it would make the button loose a selection of CSS rules that are defined for the id / html name, e.g. its position on the page.
Thank you Tim. I attached here the message I got from our 508 team on the buttons name, they want me to change the aria label in the code. How do I do that then?
Attachments:March 27, 2019 at 1:54 pm #421090
Tim KMember302 pts@timk
I’ll combine some of the ideas from the other posts. Add an action to the button:
On: Page show
getDisplayDocument().getElementById("%HTMLNAME%btn").setAttribute("aria-label", "Enter your Text for the aria-label");
This way the aria-label is added to the <button> element. It worked in my test both Seamless and not. This action is copiable to each button, there should be no need to change anything, but the actual text in “Enter your Text…”May 8, 2019 at 7:55 pm #424890
Laura SilverModerator21 pts@lsilver
@tmichael9734 – You had mentioned in an earlier post that the reason you wanted to hide the buttons in the first place is because they were showing initially hidden objects that would not be read by a screen reader. As Joe mentioned in a previous reply, Lectora 18.1 was just released and now screen readers will in fact be able to recognize and announce objects that were initially hidden, when they are shown. This is a great advancement to Lectora’s ability to support more interactive accessible content. Perhaps this new feature will help you out with the button issues you’re experiencing as they won’t be so necessary any longer? Let us know.May 9, 2019 at 7:14 am #424920
Thank you Laura, I really appreciate your, Joe’s and the entire community’s help with this. I actually have Lectora 18.0 and I found that the screen reader still read the hidden buttons. I may need to update it today, thanks for alerting me. However, when I tested the project on Lectora 17.1.8, I found that the screen reader still read the initially hidden text when they’re displayed. Was the new code in 17.1.8 too? Anyway, you’re right, this is a great feature and will save me the time to duplicate and hide the text for the diverse users.
The second issue that you may wish to address is the SCORM published version of the title works perfectly well if LMS is played on IE 11.7xx (any later version more than 11.2xxx). Any version less than IE11.7xx doesn’t run it well. I’m not sure if you’re aware of this.
Thank you again and thanks for the great Trivantis team and community,May 28, 2019 at 8:02 am #425935
I upgraded my Lectora to 18.1 after your comment on screen readers reading the initially hidden objects after being revealed. Today, I was trying to upgrade my version to 18.1.2 but couldn’t find the fixes about the hidden objects again. Are the hidden objects are still recognized by the screen readers if they’re shown in ver.18.1.2?
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