Bug 196354 - AX: Role=switch is communicated as a "checkbox"
Summary: AX: Role=switch is communicated as a "checkbox"
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Accessibility (show other bugs)
Version: Safari 12
Hardware: iPhone / iPad iOS 12
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Keywords: InRadar
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Reported: 2019-03-28 08:00 PDT by Scott
Modified: 2022-10-19 00:59 PDT (History)
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Description Scott 2019-03-28 08:00:36 PDT
As a follow up to bug 194006, I'm very happy to see that role=switch is now communicating state.  

However, this issue is to draw attention to the fact that role="switch" should be announced as a "switch" with an "on" or "off" state, rather than the present role announcement of "checkbox" and state of "checked" or "unchecked".

Making this change would match the implementation / announcements of macOS Safari + VO.

The following link provides additional testing information and Switch demos.


Thank you!
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2019-03-28 08:01:07 PDT