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Re: html 5 and accessibility issue

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 10:53:57 +0100
Message-ID: <4688CB35.7000601@cfit.ie>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Ben Boyle wrote:
> Just want to highlight the difference between (1) making plugin
> content accessible and (2) providing fallbacks for plugin content.
> Both are important, but only the latter can be addressed through HTML. 

Indeed, and also as Aurelien pointed out:

> i can improve Flash content accessibility but for a perfect experience user need to have have Jaws >= 7, the right plugin version, IE and windows[...]

RIght, and many users of older assistive technology will still be left
out even with the _most_ accessible of these technologies, so IMO
accessible HTML is still very much needed as 'fall back' or to fulfill
the need for equivalent access.

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