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Re: Widget Accessibility

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 17:31:52 +0200
Message-ID: <b21a10670908070831p78dbacc7id635522f0d9bbd4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 5:12 PM, Simon
Harper<simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've been looking through the widget specifications specifically 'Widgets
> 1.0: The Widget Landscape (Q1 2008)' - Figure 1 at
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-land/
> I wonder if there is any concept of an accessibility bridge in either the
> widget of web application specifications. I was thinking of something like
> the Java Accessibility Bridge which links the code to the interpreter and on
> to the OS. If there is the concept of the Web as an application Platform
> then are there any similar concepts for making accessibility work in a
> uniform way - built-in at the start as opposed to an ARIA addition?

No, not for widgets. Widgets rely on HTML and its hooks for
accessibility. See also:


However, if you have any ideas about a better way of doing this, we
would certainly like to hear it.

Kind regards,

Marcos Caceres
Received on Friday, 7 August 2009 15:32:55 UTC

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