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Re: javascript accessibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 14:18:58 -0400 (EDT)
To: Maurizio Boscarol <maurizio@usabile.it>
Cc: W3C WAI <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0404231413180.8894@homer.w3.org>

Jonathan Chetwynd also did a bunch of work with others on what he hoped would
one day be a techniques document for WCAG 2 on javascript. He is no longer
involved with WAI, but maintains the document:
http://www.learningdifficulty.org/develop/script-techs.html

You might find that interesting, adn I know Jonathan is still interested in
comments.

cheers

Chaals

On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, Maurizio Boscarol wrote:

>
>Hello all.
>
>A student asked me about accessibility of javascript.
>
>I have some doubt about what can or cannot be considered accessibile in
>JS. In fact, from a point of view, JS should simply be avoided as the
>only mean to implement a relevant functionality. I.e., the same
>functionality should be available (in other ways) even if JS is not
>active on that user agent.
>
>On the other hand, JS events should be as modality-independent as
>possibile (onSelect instead of onClick, etc). But, still, if JS is not
>supported, this is simply not sufficient.
>
>I'm sure this has already been discussed in the list. I've just looked
>at wcag 2.0 draft, and have not found a simple answer, so I turn the
>question to the WG.
>
>Thanks all
>
>Maurizio Boscarol
>http://www.usabile.it/
>

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