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Re: Challenges on JavaScript Techniques

From: Peter-Paul Koch <pp.koch@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 00:43:42 +0200
Message-ID: <21e4a128050707154372bd3ffe@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

> 5)       We don't have a large team of volunteers who are expert in
> JavaScript which would be necessary to mount the kind of effort needed to
> produce the JavaScript Techniques document we had been planning. 

I am willing to devote some time to creating good examples of
accessible JavaScript, or, at least, examples of JavaScript code
designed to keep the HTML page they appears on accessible.

I am Peter-Paul Koch, writer and maintainer of
http://www.quirksmode.org, an internationally acknowledged source of
JavaScript tips, tricks, best practices, and compatibility tables. I
am considered an JavaScript expert in web develoment circles.

I'm a new member of this list, and my main reason for subscribing was
to monitor and offer help in the discussion of the tricky relationship
between JavaScript and accessibility, a subject that I'm very
interested in.

Since I'm a new member, I'd appreciate:

a) a link to the current Scripting Techniques document
b) a short summary of the purpose of this document 

After receiving this information, I'm willing to write a few practical
scripting/accessibility examples.

> provide meaningful advice about scripts The JavaScript Techniques document
> would present, in a general way, some of the issues in working with
> JavaScript. It would describe *conceptually* how to approach and overcome
> those issues. It would also cover things that don't work and would list some
> of the top "gotchas" that inhibit accessibility when working in JavaScript.

Exactly. The document should highlight design patterns for approaching
accessibility. If scripters use these patterns their pages will remain
(somewhat) accessible, regardless of the exact code they use.
 
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