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Re: Widget Accessibility

From: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:31:52 +0200
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
To: "Simon Harper" <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>, marcosc@opera.com
Message-ID: <op.uynbfcjnbyn2jm@galactica>
On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 19:45:14 +0200, Simon Harper
<simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk> wrote:

> As far as I can see, the browser is the (JavaScript+HTML) interpreter,  
> therefore a richer accessibility bridge is required, which will not be  
> addressed by ARIA alone.

Just to clarify something here: The Widgets P&C specification is agnostic  
with regards to the underlying technology platform, and does not actually  
require the content contained within the widget to be web  
content/applications.  If you want to use "Widgets" as a  
container/packaging format for, say, Windows or Linux applications, you  
are most certainly free to do so (not that I would recommend it, though).

As such, I believe the widget space is the wrong arena to discuss  
accessibility issues, unless some part of the widget family of  
specifications directly prohibit accessible applications.

Arve Bersvendsen

Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/
Received on Friday, 14 August 2009 09:32:34 UTC

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