5. Interactive WAI-ARIA (Intermediate)

Activity 8: Accessible Slider

Accessible Slider

Based on the Slider details on the previous page, apply what you have learned to the associated activity files to make the slider there accessible.

Files for this activity include:

Use the code surrounding the highlighted solutions on the previous page as a guide to find where the fixes should be applied. Repair the accessibility of the slider by applying the highlighted code to the /assets/ik_slider.js file.

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

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


When you have applied your changes and tested to be sure your slider functions as described, submit the URL to your slider.html file on your GitHub Pages site, to the file on the web server you are using to host your copy of the activity files, or to a GitHack URL.

Grading Rubric

Criteria Points
Slider Focusable:
Slider thumb is keyboard focusable.
2.0 pts
Keyboard Operable:
Slider thumb moves using Left and Right Arrow keys, and the Home and End keys.
5.0 pts
Min/Max Values Announced:
Minimum and maximum values are announced.
1.0 pts
Value Announced:
When the slider moves, its new value is announced.
2.0 pts
Total Points: 10.0


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