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HTML 5.2 and accessible pages

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:32:16 +0200
To: "Richard Schwerdtfeger" <schwer@us.ibm.com>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.yj6cv2pts7agh9@widsith.local>
In another thread Rich wrote:

> I see this is designed to provide semantic-level scripting and markup
> for accessibility: "This specification is limited to providing a
> semantic-level markup language and associated semantic-level scripting
> APIs for authoring accessible pages on the Web ranging from static
> documents to dynamic applications.”

> Can you point to sections on this in the FPWD?

It says that HTML provides a markup language, and APIs, *for authoring  
accessible pages*. Rather than being purely accessibility directed, it is  
meant to enable making pages and applications - and in particular, making  
pages and applications that are accessible.

The markup and APIs are what HTML is made of, and that fills much of the  
document.

Markup such as lists, headings, basic forms, and so on all enable  
authoring accessible pages.

Markup such as ARIA, included in HTML, enables this for various dynamic  
applications.

APIs provide access to much of the underlying information, which also  
makes it possible to produce accessible pages and applications.

cheers

Chaals

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