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Interactive elements and accessibility

From: <rob.duffield@bigpond.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 07:32:37 +0200
Message-Id: <200107270532.f6R5WbT21791@zidane.inria.fr>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi there,
  I work for the Australian Taxation Office developing on-line interactive
  training resources for our staff. The Australian Government has adopted
  guidelines based on the W3C guidelines for accessibility and this has
  significant implications for our current resources as well as those we
  wish to develop in the future.

  Our on-line training sites are different from our normal information sites
  because of their higher interactivity and we see those interactions as
  being essential for effective learning. Simple yes/no or true/false or
  multiple choice type interactions are not a problem as far as
  accessibility is concerned. However we do make considerable use of text
  entry interactions and multiple selection interactions. (Multiple selection
  is where the user must tick some of many check boxes to get the correct
  answer. For example, 3 from 5.) We generate these questions
  using Coursebuilder for Dreamweaver and they can enrich a learning site
  substantially. But how can we use these interactions and still make them
  accessible to the visually impaired? I've been searching the net and can
  find plenty of tools to evaluate our pages but none to show me how to make
  those specific interactions accessible.

  Can anyone help me or at least point me in the right direction?

  Robert Duffield
Received on Friday, 27 July 2001 01:33:07 UTC

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