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Re: Seeking guidance...

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 00:31:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jeffrey pledger <jpledger@mindspring.com>
cc: Crystal Allen <crystal@cpd2.usu.edu>, Melinda Morris-Black <melinda@ink.org>, Accessibility Listserve <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0004060027440.24622-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi Jeffrey,

I had a look at the page. So far as I can see there are rollover highlights
that you can get through the mouse that are not replicated through keyboard
access. Although there is no functionality problem caused by the scripting,
it is not, so far as I can see, directly accessible - for example focussing
the link through the keyboard does not cause the highlight to appear. In my
understanding this would met the requirements to ensure the page works
without scripts or applets (6.3 - P1) - but fails the requirements to make
scripts etc directly accessible, and the triggers device-independent even to
the limited extent allowed for by HTML 4 (6.4 and 9.3 - both p2).



Is this correct, or have I missed something

On Wed, 5 Apr 2000, Jeffrey pledger wrote:

  if you go to our web site at http://www.abletv.net, you can see how we
  implemented our mouseover techniques that are accessible either through
  netscape or IE.  We have tested these out successfully with both JFW and
  window eyes and have them working in both browsers.  
  Jeffrey pledger 
  president, AbleTV.net At 01:21 PM 4/5/00 -0700, Crystal Allen wrote:
  >Is there a way to make mouseovers accessible?  If anyone could enlighten me
  >with a technique to do this it would be much appreciated.
  >Crystal Allen
  >----- Original Message -----
  >From: "Melinda Morris-Black" <melinda@ink.org>
  >To: "Accessibility Listserve" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
  >Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 9:13 AM
  >Subject: Seeking guidance...
  >> The issues surrounding inclusion of Javascript and accessibility are a
  >> little confusing. I'm looking to the list for clarification. What
  >> types/elements of scripts seem to be at issue? I know mouseovers are
  >> accessible if tagged correctly. However, I've heard negative feedback
  >> related to using Javascript forms. Any info on this subject is greatly
  >> appreciated.
  >> I've included a specific example of a script I'm checking for
  >> accessibility. It generates a rotating list of links on the home page.
  >> http://www.state.ct.us/
  >> Any feedback related to the accessibility is welcome.
  >> --
  >> Regards,
  >> Melinda Morris-Black
  >> melinda@ink.org

Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134 136
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