[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #36715: Contextual help to describe what roles are

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#36715: Contextual help to describe what roles are
 Reporter:  ericlewis    |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Users        |     Version:
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |     Focuses:  ui, accessibility

Comment (by afercia):

 Replying to [comment:1 DrewAPicture]:
 > The only tooltips I think I've seen in core are in the image editor, for
 instance. Input from @afercia here would be useful.
 Right. We've discussed a bit tooltips in the accessibility team and I
 think I can say we see them as something to (maybe) implement just for UI
 controls represented with icons. So in this case they would be used just
 to convey a very short, informative, text about the control purpose. Not
 to convey a big chunk of text like a Help text. There are ways to build
 accessible tooltips, see for example the GitHub ones:


 I agree the current Help tabs would need some re-thinking :) and maybe a
 way to programmatically open a specific Help tab.

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