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Re: Proposal: Canvas accessibility and a media querries approach for alternative content (Action Item 6 in the HTML Accessibility Task Force)

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:45:40 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf81001200845m641918cbs4d05a010aa2a4005@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: public-canvas-api@w3.org, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
hi lachlan,
ok if thats the case then no worries, that's good to know.

regards
stevef
2010/1/20 Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>

> Steven Faulkner wrote:
>
>> basing the drawing of focus rings only for keyboard users does not resolve
>> the issue for  a range of users who use a mouse, but benefit from the
>> viusal
>> cue of the focus ring , telling users you must use the keyboard to get the
>> focus ring is not really an option.
>>
>> focus is drawn on most elements in browsers and on the desktop, when an
>> element receives focus not just for keyboard users.
>>
>
> If the author wants the focus ring to be drawn on objects that are clicked
> on the canvas, then I believe the script would be able to call
> element.focus() on the corresponding element, which would trigger the
> onfocus event, which could then repaint the canvas with an appropriate focus
> ring.  So it is possible to do what you're saying, but it does require the
> script author to take the appropriate steps to achieve it.
>
> --
> Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
> http://lachy.id.au/
> http://www.opera.com/
>



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Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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