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GLOS_R1_Accessibility_The select button is present on dropdowns



The select button is present beside the drop-down throughout the application.

Framework details:
Onboarding for Financial Services (OBFS) 7.2.1

Error Messages

GLOS_R1_Accessibility_The select button is on dropdowns throughout the application is causing issues for the users screen reader

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Add Pega Web Accessibility Initiative PEGAWAI rule set to the Accessgroup.
  2. Configure a drop-down with Place holder.

Root Cause

An issue in the custom application code or rules :

User wanted the select button to be removed for the WAI ruleset drop-downs.


Here’s the explanation for the reported behavior:

The behavior for select buttons for the drop downs is working as designed.
Pega has added these buttons explicitly to aid in accessibility use cases.

It will only appear for drop-downs (and dates) when an on change event is configured on them, and PegaWAI is present.

Without the additional button, accessible users navigating through dropdown options using the keyboard would trigger post values constantly while arrowing up and down through the available options.

This is not ideal behavior, and hence this button was introduced to correct that.

Published February 13, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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