Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#8156 closed defect (duplicate)

IE8 a11y: tooltips not announced

Reported by: Becky Gibson Owned by: Becky Gibson
Priority: high Milestone: 1.4
Component: Accessibility Version: 1.2.1
Keywords: IE8 Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:


With IE8 beta 2 and JAWS 10 the dijit tooltips are not announced. This affects the tooltip widget directly and also affects validation textboxes since they use tooltips to announce information and errors. This is a placeholder ticket since I believe this is an IE8 failure to support the ARIA alert role which is used for tooltips.

Eventually tooltips will use the tooltip role now that it is supported by JAWS 10 - see #3957

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Becky Gibson

This has not changed with IE 8 RC1 and JAWS 10.0.1031U - the tooltips are still not spoken in virtual pc cursor off mode, nor virtual pc cursor auto mode.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Becky Gibson

Milestone: 1.31.4

moving to 1.4 since is an IE 8 issue more than a Dojo one.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Becky Gibson

IE 8 does not support the alert role. However, it does seem to support the tooltip role since this example does work: Updated dojocampus tooltip doc to indicate that tooltips do not work in IE8.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

It seems that IE 8 in Win XP does not support the alert role - this may work in Vista. Closing this ticket since the dijit side of things is covered in #3957

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