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Re: Accessibility issues on Semantic FAQ page

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:01:55 -0400
Message-ID: <46AE0B73.8040406@thefigtrees.net>
To: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
CC: public-sweo-ig@w3.org

Thanks very much, Sailesh.

I updated the SPARQL FAQ to try to fix these problems. Could you please 
take a quick look at it and let me know how it seems?

   http://thefigtrees.net/lee/sw/sparql-faq

things changed:

+ The questions are now marked as headers to aid a screen-reader 
choosing what text to read
+ The questions are now proper anchors and can be tabbed to and 
expanded/collapsed with the keyboard.
+ Permalinks were removed

(Note that putting the links on the questions is done with JavaScript - 
a user agent without JavaScript should see a Web page with all of the 
questions expanded, though since the questions are not anchors in that 
case, tabbing between them probably does not work right. :-/ )

thanks,
Lee


Sailesh Panchang wrote:
> 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 16:02:07 GMT

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