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Re: Please vote on the canvas accessibility proposal

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:02:25 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf81002250202n50ad022bl5d90b6ce83912c15@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, public-canvas-api@w3.org, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
hi ian

- there is no accessible alternative and the content says so

what does this mean?

regards
steve
On 25 February 2010 09:58, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Thu, 25 Feb 2010, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> >
> > So, are we also saying that fallback inside the <canvas> should always
> > function as accessibility markup? If that is the case, then it means
> > that as soon as there is markup inside the <canvas>, we have support for
> > accessibility. End of story. don't read any further. :-)
>
> That's more or less what I'm saying, yes, though more specifically, when
> there is content in the DOM inside <canvas>, rather than markup on the
> wire. What's important for ATs is what the DOM contains, and that can be
> different from what's on the wire -- a hopefully common case in the future
> will be for the page to have markup with legacy fallback, then the script
> detects <canvas> support and replaces it with focusable/accessible
> content. (This isn't done today since no browser actually supports this.)
>
> Hence why adom="" is redundant -- the element's contents always fall into
> one of these buckets, all of which should be read to the user by ATs:
>
>  - content is empty (reading has no effect)
>  - content is accessible augmentation of <canvas>
>  - content is the only accessible alternative to the <canvas>
>  - there is no accessible alternative and the content says so
>
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>


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Steve Faulkner
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