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Re: Mouse-over Previews

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:18:44 -0700 (PDT)
To: Bailey Bruce <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <151259.94087.qm@web38705.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

This has reference to the post at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2007JulSep/0099.html
and the two links given as examples for issues with
screen magnification software namely:
1. http://www.netflix.com/BrowseSelection?lnkctr=nmhbs
 
2. http://www.si.edu/imax/shows.htm

I believe the problem is more basic than that noted
and is already addressed by SC that deal with device
independence.
The target links reveal text only when one mouses over
them and one cannot perceive let alone access the text
just with a keyboard interface. It is also
inaccessible to users of screen reading software.
So if this problem is fixed  on the website, I imagine
the issue for screen magnification software too will
disappear.
Thanks,
Sailesh Panchang
Deque Systems
www.deque.com  









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