Toast accessibility considerations

Bug #1836686 reported by Jane Sandberg
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Bug Description

This article had some really helpful information about accessible toasts:

My main takeaways:
* The best role for toasts is role="status". Currently, the Angular client uses role="alert" instead of "status", which is less appropriate for the advisory information that we use toasts for. The AngularJS client doesn't indicate any role for toasts.

* Toasts can be easy to miss for people with various types of disabilities (anecdotally, we've had a handful of complaints about how fast the toasts disappear, especially from users new to the Web client). The article offers two ways to accomplish this:
   -> allow the user to adjust the timing of toasts. This seems like it would be a good fit for a workstation/user setting, and would not be too difficult to implement.
   -> keep a log of toasts, so that users could refer back to toasts they missed.

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tags: removed: webstaffclient
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