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RE: Accessibility issues on Semantic FAQ page

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 10:56:04 -0400
To: "'Lee Feigenbaum'" <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Cc: <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <46adfb28.1436640a.2a67.3de2@mx.google.com>

Lee,
The solution is in:
> 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.	
The text marked up as heading  is also meant to be clickable, right? Then
mark it up as an anchor as well and use CSS if you wish to control its
appearance as you please. That way it can be tabbed to and will be
keyboard-operable. The same functionality - expand and collapse should work
when the FAQ is operated with the keyboard.
The permalinks will be unnecessary then. Now they only display the answer to
the FAQ right? Or is there any other functionality associated?
Retain the explanation and links for expand all / collapse all.
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: Lee Feigenbaum [mailto:figtree@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Lee Feigenbaum
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 9:28 AM
To: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Subject: Re: Accessibility issues on Semantic FAQ page

Hi Sailesh,

Is there a good guide with hints/best practices for accessibility for 
something like this? I'd like to fix it for both the SW FAQ and the 
SPARQL FAQ, but don't have enough experience on my own to be confident 
in getting it right.

many thanks,
Lee

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
> 
> 
> 
Received on Monday, 30 July 2007 14:52:29 GMT

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