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Re: html 5 and accessibility issue

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 01:01:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0707030058271.32200@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, Joshue O Connor wrote:
> >> 
> >> - Drag and drop API is great but what about people without mouse, is 
> >> there a keyboard usable drag and drop API, this statement :
> >>
> >> "On media without a pointing device, the user would probably have to 
> >> explicitly indicate his intention to perform a drag-and-drop 
> >> operation, stating what he wishes to drag and what he wishes to drop, 
> >> respectively." need much more explanation i think
> 
> Also, Drag and drop functionality is practically useless for non-visual 
> users. The next best alternative, or what could be considered an 
> equivalent method, would probably be the ability to cut and paste - 
> source object to destination, have the object properties revealed to the 
> screen reader user with appropriate markup and make the destination easy 
> to navigate to.

See the "Copy and paste" section under the "Drag and drop" section for 
detail on how the drag and drop UI is exposed in terms of drag and drop 
events. This is all already covered by the spec.

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