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Minutes: Canvas Accessibility Call August 28, 2009

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:53:05 -0500
To: public-canvas-api@w3.org, public-html-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF35589D1B.15F75A11-ON86257620.00676481-86257620.0067BCC0@us.ibm.com>


http://www.w3.org/2009/08/28-html-a11y-minutes.html

Canvas accessibility
28 Aug 2009


See also: IRC log


Attendees
Present
      Rich_Schwerdtfeger, Cooper, Frank_Olivier, kliehm, Stevef
Regrets
Chair
      Rich_Schwerdtfeger,
Scribe
      Rich
Contents
      Topics
      Summary of Action Items



<scribe> chair: Rich


ok


:-)


<scribe> Agenda:


1. Prototype: Doug Schepers


2. Rich Text API support


3. Equivalent Alternatives (how and when to render)


4. Maciej prototype on HTML table equivalent - September 4


5. Coodinating Shadow DOM for canvas.


6. Other discussion points.


<.scribe> scribe: Rich


Rich: we need a solution for rich text


Frank: We need an alternative for some conetnt
... The alternative representation will not fly


Rich: Are you saying an equivalent alternative won't work in all situations


Frank: I think it will work in some cases like the HTML table. But I don't
think it will fly
... UIA would synch up quite nicely


Rich: I think we need alternatives for some content to not make the author
jump through hoops..


Frank: we are overloading a bit the DOM elements
... The browse does not support the video tag ...
... My concern about the shadow DOM is that it needs to be spec'd out in
detail
... I am concerned about the time and complexity


Rich: I was thinking about not overloading the content and providing meta
data that pointed to alternative resources like in a mashup
... I think defining meta data properties that point to alternative
resources would be valuable.


Frank: There are aspects of the video that need to be provided that
determine the video to be played. In particular language specification .
... Various platforms and browsers support various capabilities


Rich: the shadow DOM represents the document structure with a tabindex.
They don't have to know a new API for the DOM
... thinking about calling back to the script method.


Frank: ATVs have asked to have more control over the pluming to be able to
manipulate or act on the elements
... We would like to add more control over the elements through interfaces
... If you handle the full DOM you can make that parsing easier.
... can provide a list of actions or handlers associated with elements


Stevef: The problem I have with the developer side is doing a lot of work
to make something accessible


<scribe> ACTION: Frank investigate call back to javascript methods from
accessibility apis in browsers [recorded in
http://www.w3.org/2009/08/28-html-a11y-minutes.html#action01]


<scribe> ACTION: Rich: investigate callback with David Bolter of Mozilla
[recorded in http://www.w3.org/2009/08/28-html-a11y-minutes.html#action02]


Steve: would want a live area on canvas


<Stevef> http://people.mozilla.com/~jdicarlo/piemenus.html


Steve: how does a user tab into the canvas?


Rich: place a tabindex on the element


Steve: We need to provide clear visible focus
... if we have a menu inside the canvas you need to be able to tab and
arrow key through it


Rich: Summary:


Frank to investigate COM binding to JavaScript in IE and Rich to discuss
the same with david Bolter


Rich to discuss the same with Maciej and David Bolter for Safari and
Firefox respectively


Summary of Action Items
[NEW] ACTION: Frank investigate call back to javascript methods from
accessibility apis in browsers [recorded in
http://www.w3.org/2009/08/28-html-a11y-minutes.html#action01]
[NEW] ACTION: Rich: investigate callback with David Bolter of Mozilla
[recorded in http://www.w3.org/2009/08/28-html-a11y-minutes.html#action02]

[End of minutes]



Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist
Received on Friday, 28 August 2009 18:53:58 UTC

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