Live: Down Events and Pointer Cancellation
taught by: Christina Adams
Down-events for pointer devices and keyboards are not often considered in the accessible web conversation. In this session we will take an in depth look at down events and the accessibility implications relating to the WCAG criterion for pointer cancellation.
Developers have extensive control over how users interact with a website through event types. What event type to use is often overlooked especially when interacting with a custom element. This can have substantial accessibility ramifications creating a negative user experience. In this class we will do a deep dive into down-events, the code behind them, analyze the user experience, and analyzing the accessible or inaccessible nature of these choices.
- User impact of down events
- Better understanding of WCAG criterion 2.5.2
- Code examples and user experience for pointer based event types