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[Bug 7011] canvas accessible fallback provision is under specified

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:27:40 +0000
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--- Comment #16 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-06-26 22:27:40 ---
(In reply to comment #15)
>  what you are putting forward as 'a pretty good solution' is the antithesis of
> 'built in' accessibility. it asks the developer to duplicate the effort in
> creating content, it will also be 'hidden content' likely to become out of sync
> with the canvas based functionality.

Agreed.


> if canvas is to be used , as it is already, to create UI elements, then it
> requires some 'built in' not 'bolt on' methods to ensure that name,role and
> state information of the interactive elements is available to assistive
> technology.

I don't know how to do that. I'll contact the PFWG and see if they have any
advice.


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