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Re: Accessibility issues on Semantic FAQ page

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 15:12:13 +0200
Message-ID: <46DC082D.1080904@w3.org>
To: "Bojars, Uldis" <uldis.bojars@deri.org>
Cc: public-sweo-ig@w3.org
Hi Uldis,

sorry for the late reply, I was out of town...

Bojars, Uldis wrote:
> Hi All,
> SemWeb FAQ entry http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/SW-FAQ#papers has a mistake -
> hyperlink with text "online since 2006)" pointing to ISWC 2006 page is
> not terminated before the bracket is closed. As a result most of the
> text of this entry becomes a link, which was probably not originally
> intended.

Yep, indeed! Thanks.

> Also, a note about navigation of the FAQ - each question has a URI
> (=permalink) like the one used above, but when a user is looking at a
> particular question/answer it is not immediately clear what its URI is.
> You have to go to the table of content
> (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/SW-FAQ#what), find a title of this question
> in there and only then you get the URI. 
> Suggestion: to add a "permalink" to each question, thus allowing to
> identify it and point others to a particular question. 

Great idea! Done...


> I do not recall if we had those already (if so, they were removed after
> the accessibility issues discussion here) but hope that Sailesh can
> suggest how to do this in an accessible manner. An alternative would be
> to number FAQ entries (or do both), but an easy way to find what is a
> permalink of a particular FAQ entry is still useful.
> Uldis
> [ http://sioc-project.org/ ]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ivan Herman
> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 5:38 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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