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Re: Accessibility issues on Semantic FAQ page

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 16:08:01 +0200
Message-ID: <46AC9F41.1070003@w3.org>
To: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
CC: public-sweo-ig@w3.org
Sailesh,

for the time being, I decided to remove the javascript mechanism from
the page, I am not really sure how to solve the problems you refer to.
The page is now 'traditional' in the sense that its structure is not
dependent on a javascript at all...

Sincerely

Ivan

Sailesh Panchang wrote:
> 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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