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[Bug 13732] New: canvas accessibility

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Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 03:29:10 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-13732-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13732

           Summary: canvas accessibility
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/mid/B6CB855C5769484F862F4FB2CCFA50F4
                    02D545A7@VHAISHMSGJ2.vha.med.va.gov
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mike@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


http://www.w3.org/mid/B6CB855C5769484F862F4FB2CCFA50F402D545A7@VHAISHMSGJ2.vha.med.va.gov


The Canvas Element

Other than a reference to providing keyboard accessibility in the
fallback content, there is no reference to providing accessibility for
users with various disabilities.  Visual focus for off-screen elements
is an issue for users of screen magnification and low vision users, with
no visual keyboard indication and no tracking of programmatic focus in
the magnified area.  This makes "fallback content" appear to be the
"text-only alternative" of this decade.  Until there are strong
recommendations for how to make Canvas content accessible, there is a
huge risk of unequal access to interesting and innovative content.

[split out from bug 13590]

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