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[Fwd: Re: Possible Scripting Techniques to help with baseline evaluation]

From: Isofarro <lists@isofarro.uklinux.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 20:15:05 +0100
Message-ID: <4266AA39.1010801@isofarro.uklinux.net>
To: WCAG-WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com wrote:
> Scripts to enhance accessibility:*

Considering scripting using XmlHttpRequest[1] (or Ajax) is a hot topic,
especially since Google Suggest[2] and GMail[3] make extensive use of
it, theres a definite need for some accessibility guidance. Notably, how
does one update content in an existing page in an accessible manner?
Accessifyforum had a short discussion on techniques and approaches a few
months ago [4]

My impression is that its possible to make dynamic content accessible -
if its user invoked (e.g. clicking on a link). Using internal anchors to
either jump directly to the changed part of the content or perhaps to a
"summary of changes / log" area (which then links to the changed
content) could open up this technology in an accessible manner.

Thanks,
Mike.


[1] http://jibbering.com/2002/4/httprequest.html
[2] http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en
[3] http://gmail.google.com/
[4] http://www.accessifyforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2660
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