Input help text should be linked using ARIA

Bug #1259388 reported by Jono Mingard on 2013-12-10
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mahara
Medium
Jono Mingard

Bug Description

It would be helpful for users of screen readers to be able to hear the help text assigned to form fields. Setting the aria-describedby attribute on the input is probably the best way to do this.
This is especially important for inputs which require a specific format (such as dates)

Affects latest master (using Orca 3.4.2)

(WCAG Level A)

Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-10
description: updated
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-10
description: updated
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-11
Changed in mahara:
importance: Undecided → Low
importance: Low → Medium
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-19
tags: added: academy
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2014-01-03
Changed in mahara:
assignee: nobody → Jono Mingard (mingard)
tags: removed: academy
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2014-01-05
Changed in mahara:
status: New → In Progress
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2014-01-08
Changed in mahara:
milestone: none → 1.9.0
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2014-01-26
tags: added: wcag

Reviewed: https://reviews.mahara.org/2866
Committed: http://gitorious.org/mahara/mahara/commit/b90f215f0ad3c88a656536f571fb3cdf3d03b9a0
Submitter: Son Nguyen (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit b90f215f0ad3c88a656536f571fb3cdf3d03b9a0
Author: Jono Mingard <email address hidden>
Date: Mon Jan 6 12:37:52 2014 +1300

Link form inputs to description text with aria-describedby (Bug #1259388)

All pieform elements (and inputs within composite elements) are now linked
using the aria-describedby attribute to their help text, to aid screen reader
users.

Change-Id: I5eb4ab7b7561c1dabb74a6b772b84eb6a3e197d4
Signed-off-by: Jono Mingard <email address hidden>

Son Nguyen (ngson2000) on 2014-02-03
Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2014-04-22
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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