4. Interactive WAI-ARIA (Basic)

Activity 5: Accessible Suggestion Box

Accessible Suggestion Box

Based on the Suggestion Box details on the previous page, apply what you have learned to the associated activity files to make the suggestion box provided accessible.

Files for this activity include:

Use the surroundings of the highlighted code on the previous page as a guide to find where the fixes should be applied. Repair the accessibility of the suggestion box by applying the highlighted code to the /assets/ik_suggest.js file.

Note: While we suggest using the highlighted code we’ve provided, you are free to come up with your own solutions provided they produce the expected results listed in the marking rubric below.

Test your updated suggestion box with ChromeVox to ensure each element described in the marking rubric below is functioning as suggested.


Apply your changes and test to be sure your suggestion box functions as described. Then, submit the URL of  your suggest.html file located on your GitHub site, on the web server you are using to host your copy of the activity files, or a GitHack URL.

Grading Rubric

Criteria Points
Initial Instructions:
Instructions are provided when the country field receives focus.
2.0 pts
Announce Suggestions Present:
The suggestion list is announced when suggestions are available.
2.0 pts
Suggestion Instructions
Instructions are provided when suggestions are available.
1.0 pts
Keyboard Access:
A country selection can be made using only the keyboard
5.0 pts
Total Points: 10.0


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