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Re: FORMAL OBJECTION (was RE: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-204 aria-hidden)

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:41:44 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3fkSCoDpfTzwmCAbmsiHKgMQ=J=+rQRxNQQ_uKjK5mxmA@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, public-html@w3.org, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:18 PM, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:
> How do *you* think a Deaf person might access such descriptions that are @hidden but "conforming"?

If they wanted to access them, I'd expect them to use a user agent
with a mechanism for exposing them.

The challenge of universal access to hidden descriptions is not
specific to descriptions that have structure or interactivity. Yet
ARIA blesses hidden descriptions and accordingly so do both CPs.

How far this is a significant practical problem is unclear.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:42:32 GMT

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