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Re: Please vote on the canvas accessibility proposal

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:15:34 +0100
To: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "Silvia Pfeiffer" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, public-canvas-api@w3.org, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u8osj8w6h8on37@bruce-pc>
On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:27:53 +0100, Steven Faulkner  
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> hi bruce,
>
>
>> I think Silvia is exactly right here. We know, for example, that the alt
> attribute on images (and accesskey to facilitate keyboard access) haven't
> let to a >renaiassance of accessible web sites. It's about education.
> (Although I do support imagemap additions to canvas)
>
> Unfortunately nor has education "led to renaiassance of accessible web
> sites", it needs to be a combination of edcuation and native methods that
> developers do not have to think much about where ever possible.

[...]

>  But while imagemap provides a good tool for having a fighting chance  
> with
> providing accessible content, it does not provide all the answers to the  
> use
> cases.

Agreed. (I wasn't proposing it's either education *or* native features,  
tho I can see why it sounded that way).
Received on Thursday, 25 February 2010 14:51:30 GMT

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