[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31522: Quicktags: use aria-label to improve accessibility

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#31522: Quicktags: use aria-label to improve accessibility
 Reporter:  afercia           |       Owner:  afercia
     Type:  defect (bug)      |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  4.3
Component:  Editor            |     Version:  4.1
 Severity:  normal            |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch commit  |     Focuses:  accessibility, javascript

Comment (by afercia):

 Replying to [comment:16 azaozz]:
 > Were there any tests without the patch?
 I think yes, we should have something would need @rianrietveld help to
 retrieve some report.

 > The buttons behave differently depending on whether something is
 selected in the textarea.
 Yup I know. The patch tries to take care of this. It's more confusing to
 hear `bee` or `slash bee` IMHO.

 > As I mentioned above this toolbar is not necessary to use and is
 targeted at people with some understanding of HTML. Wouldn't it be clearer
 for the screen readers to announce the actual HTML tags instead of "plain
 language" descriptions of the tags?
 To my understanding, and from the feedback during the test, many screen
 reader users often switch to "HTML" mode because TinyMCE is too difficult
 to use. They're not necessarily technical but would need some basic

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