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'accessibility & javascript' where are the resources? was Re: Why JavaScript at all?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 00:22:24 +0100
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To: "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
It is true that there are other 'free' tools such as java, in my experience,
like many costly packages, they make accessibility even harder to achieve.

It remains the case that:

Javascript books and educational websites  need to demonstrate with clear
exposition and good coding how to incorporate the benefits of client side
javascript into a homepage, and maintain accessibility.

I've yet to find a DHTML book or website that attempts to discuss
implementing accessibility, and my gentle attempts to raise the profile of
javascript and dhtml within wai have not been encouraged.

If anyone knows of such a site or book please forward the details.

As David explains so well, if when we first begin to program, we make
mistakes, it's no wonder that later we have disasters.


jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LDD)
j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
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