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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 GMT

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