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RE: Accessibility issues on Semantic FAQ page

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:11:12 -0400
To: "'Ivan Herman'" <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <46aa2650.0e35640a.492a.ffffde9a@mx.google.com>

Hello Ivan,
Using IE 7 and Firefox one gets the same results:
One can indeed tab to the Expand, Collapse and all Permalinks but not to the
FAQ at 1, 1.1, 1.2 etc. 
The FAQ can be clicked with a mouse to be individually expanded. Not
possible with a keyboard. A keyboard / non-visual user cannot even perceive
that the FAQQ are clickable.
Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer
Deque Systems Inc. (www.deque.com)
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #140,
Reston VA 20191
Phone: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Ivan Herman [mailto:ivan@w3.org] 
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 12:38 PM
To: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Cc: public-sweo-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Accessibility issues on Semantic FAQ page

Dear Sailesh,

I will certainly look at these issues, but there is one thing I do not
understand. On my Firefox I can certainly 'tab' to the link that says
'can expand all the questions', push return, and that would open up all
the issues. I can then tab to each question although, and you absolutely
right, the tab leads me to the 'permalink' entries and not to the titles.

Is it a mechanism that works on Firefox only?

Thanks for your advise

ivan


Sailesh Panchang wrote:
> Refer to Semantic Web FAQ page at
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/SW-FAQ
> 
> The instructions at the beginning of the FAQ suggest that  the questions
may
> be expanded to reveal the answers. But this can only be done with a mouse
> and not from a keyboard.
> The questions appear to be marked up as h2 but are not marked up as
> hyperlinks (anchors)  and hence cannot be tabbed to. Nor do they come up
in
> a link-list drawn up by a screen reader.
> It is only when a one mouses over an FAQ that one realizes that it can be
> clicked.
> Every question is followed by  a link whose text=permalink. The link text
> does not uniquely convey the target of the link. 
> 
> Sailesh Panchang
> Senior Accessibility Engineer
> Deque Systems Inc. (www.deque.com)
> 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #140,
> Reston VA 20191
> Phone: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)
> E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
> 
> 

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