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[Fwd: Betr.: accessibility/usability issues with lightboxes?]

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:54:15 +0200
Message-ID: <4ACB4C07.1040505@w3.org>
To: BAD TF <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Betr.: accessibility/usability issues with lightboxes?
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:51:32 +0200
From: Wilco Fiers <wfiers@bartimeus.nl>
To: <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>, <shadi@w3.org>
CC: <andrew@w3.org>

Hi Shadi,

I believe that the lightbox I build for the annotations doesn't cause
any problems for keyboard users. I've also tested it with a screen
reader user, and it wasn't a problem. I didn't read anything on these
sites I hadn't taken into account when building this. I think this
shouldn't be a problem.

Wilco

>>> Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org> 05-10-09 15:08 >>>
Dear group,

Andrew made me aware of some current blogs and articles discussing the
usability and accessibility of lightboxes. As far as I can tell, these
issues are primarily related to keyboard accessibility of the jQuery
implementation. I'm not sure how much this applies to our annotations.

Does somebody volunteer to verify this?

Some of the relevant resources:
   - http://standards-next.org/
   - https://www.ssbbartgroup.com/blog/2009/04/07/lightbox-accessibility/
   - https://amp.ssbbartgroup.com - requires sign-up
   - http://www.accessifyforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10487

Best,
    Shadi

-- 
Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
    WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
   W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |




-- 
Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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