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Re: Javascript alternatives not necessary?

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 15:40:06 -0700
Message-Id: <200407202240.i6KMe6vR023500@inner-relay-1.corp.adobe.com>
To: Lee Roberts <leeroberts@roserockdesign.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org


Lee, what should we be telling the developers of these new technologies that 
they need to do before their techology doesn't need a text alternative for 
accessibility? Or will it always be the case that they need a text alternative?
 

> While we focus upon things like JavaScript, SVG and Flash,
> who says that some smart person won't come up with a new
> technology?  Each time we have a new technology come up we
> are in the same position ... it won't work on all
> platforms and in all assistive technology. Therefore, we
> must have a fallback position.
> 
> That fallback position must be an equivalent text
> alternative.
> 
> Lee Roberts
> http://www.roserockdesign.com
> http://www.applepiecart.com
Received on Tuesday, 20 July 2004 18:41:42 UTC

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