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

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 22:30:15 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
cc: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0107232228570.4203-100000@tux.w3.org>
I know that Jim Thatcher (formerly of IBM access group) has some information
and resources. I am not sure what else is out there, but I agree that the
resources for javascript accesibiliy are precious few at the moment and that
more would be greatly appreciated.


Charles McCN

On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

  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)
  http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
  on the web"

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