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FW: [techs] scripts

From: Doug Gibson <dgibson@dgibson.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 21:14:55 -0400
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This is a resend of my reply that apparently did not go through.

At 08:24 PM 7/17/2004, you wrote:
>I think "generally" most accessibility problems come down making text
or
>text alternative available to user agents, so I can't argue with the
>statement that "Generally it's the same stuff that makes other stuff
>inaccessible, people are just more likely to do it with scripting".
>
>I agree that the first proposal - That we distil all the individual
>problems with scripts authoring to generalizations that can be included
>in WCAG - would be very useful and an important piece of information to
>deliver to the community at large. However, I'm not so sure there won't
>be exceptions to every generalization. Even if there are, a list with
>qualifications of the use or implementation of the most widely used
>scripting techniques in an accessible manner would be equally as
>valuable, IMO.
>
>At the moment I'm not sure where I would start though.
>
>--------------------
>Doug Gibson
>Cold Fusion Web/Application Developer
>http://www.dgibson.net/
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
>Behalf Of Jim Ley
>Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 12:25 PM
>To: WAI GL (E-mail)
>Subject: Re: [techs] scripts
>
>
>On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 18:20:50 +0200, Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com>
>wrote:
> > Points  that comes to mind - we should document what type of things
>make
> > scripts inaccessible- we may find some general guidelines that work
>across
> > scripts
>
>Generally it's the same stuff that makes other stuff inaccessible,
>people are just more likely to do it with scripting  I think.
>
> > scripts should not create a new dom element
>
>I see no reason for this restriction, are there any AT's that are
>actually harmed by the above, I can't see any real scenario, okay the
>new DOM element may not be very noticeable by the AT and User, but
>that doesn't necessarily automatically harm accessibility.
>
> > scripts should not create content outside the DOM
>
>Again, I don't see the point of the restriction, for example storing
>all a load of emails in a script, doesn't all of a sudden make your
>document inaccessible, it just makes it quicker for the user to get to
>those emails if they support the script.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Jim.
Received on Monday, 19 July 2004 21:12:43 UTC

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