[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32170: List table: sortable column headers accessibility

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Tue May 26 16:00:25 UTC 2015

#32170: List table: sortable column headers accessibility
 Reporter:  afercia                 |       Owner:  afercia
     Type:  defect (bug)            |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                  |   Milestone:  4.3
Component:  Administration          |     Version:  4.2
 Severity:  normal                  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch dev-feedback  |     Focuses:  ui, accessibility
Changes (by afercia):

 * keywords:  has-patch => has-patch dev-feedback


 Will try to summarize for devs and committers:
 - we need to give feedback about the current tables 'order by' and
 'asc/desc order', also in the initial view
 - we also need to make clear which columns are sortable and what will
 happen when users click on the table header links
 - hence, we need to get additional information about the sortable columns
 extending what is set in `get_sortable_columns()`
 - a new method `print_table_description()` prints a hidden table
 description, referenced as target for the table `aria-describedby`
 Of course we're totally open to discuss a different implementation and
 better practices, any thoughts more than welcome.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32170#comment:27>
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