Last Updated: 31 Aug 2023 10:21 by ADMIN
Release 4.6.0 (10/11/2023) (R3 2023)
Created on: 11 Aug 2021 06:15
Category: Upload
Type: Feature Request
Add aria-live attribute to the Upload html

Accessibility issue
impacts screen reader user

[WCAG 1.3.1 level A] [WCAG 4.1.3 level AA]

tested using NVDA on chrome browser

on selecting upload button (w/ files already chosen) user is not advised the overall status of the files or individual files.

A visual user is informed;

  • overall status as 'done'.
  • completeness of individual files

This has not been 100% tested, as the upload was not targeted to an end point.

Suggestion: use aria-live

Also note, on selecting the upload button the focus is returned to input, and input says no files.

1 comment
Hristian Stefanov
Posted on: 17 Aug 2021 18:24

Hi Stephen,

This is a great suggestion, we can add the aria-live attribute as an enhancement to our component. This is why I changed the item type in our Public Feedback Portal to Feature Request with status "Unplanned". You created this item, and this means you are automatically subscribed to receive email notifications on status updates.

Like bug reports, we prioritize feature requests upon interest. With your vote already added there, the item popularity is increased.

You can check your updated Telerik Points for the feature request.

For the problem with the NVDA screen reader, it seems that NVDA reads in google chrome only through mouseover. In other browsers, the screen reader reads the last action on the page.

Let me know if such behavior appears in different browsers too on your machine. Also, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions. Thank you.

Hristian Stefanov
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