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Re: HTML 5 (sic) and A11y

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:59:20 +0000
Message-ID: <4D3D77A8.3020208@cfit.ie>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 24/01/2011 11:39, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:21:39 +0100, Joshue O Connor
> <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> wrote:
>> Yes, but from an a11y focus. The lack of vendor involvement in the spec
>> development, and this latest move will make the resolution of issues
>> such as <canvas> etc much harder. We shall see if this is the case in
>> time, I guess.
> 
> Vendors not being involved sounds like the real problem here. And
> historically snapshot-based specifications have not helped with that.

Exactly. I guess there is little we can do about it at this point.

> Witness some of the accessibility features added in HTML4. You have to
> design something that all parties are interested in supporting. (Just
> stating some general observations here; not trying to say anything about
> <canvas> as frankly I am not too familiar with the current state of
> affairs.)

Also agreed, in fact is it just as well if something isn't explicitly an
"accessibility thing" just something that works for lots of diverse
users. There is much in the spec that is very welcome, and will make the
web more accessible, I'm just not convinced the current development is
the best move.

Anyway, we shall see.

Cheers

Josh
Received on Monday, 24 January 2011 12:59:56 GMT

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