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RE: JavaScript and Accessibility

From: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 08:26:10 -0400
Message-ID: <1A729C6059E7CD4CA1DFE3985E6004210311876F@fth-ex02.covansys.com>
To: "Jesper Tverskov" <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Jesper Tverskov said:

> I try to live up to this guideline, not because of the 
> guideline, but because it gives me a nice feeling of BEST 
> PRACTICE, of having a sound and solid foundation to build on.

Quite simply, it is the right way to do development. Although there are
too many sloppy developers in this world that would rather use
Javascript for as many things as possible, rather than server-side
scripting as they should.

> 1) Do we have any users with disabilities that have to use a 
> user agent not supporting JavaScript?

There are users without disabilities that use browsers that don't
support Javascript. Try using a Web site with Javascript from a cell
phone.

> 2) Why do some people want to use a no-JavaScript browser like Lynx?

Because they don't like the clutter.

> 3) Why do we not have a similar guideline about scripts in 
> Section 508?

This is my biggest problem with 1192.22, but I think that Javascript is
more of a usability issue than an accessibility issue. 

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Randal Rust
Covansys Corp.
Columbus, OH
Received on Thursday, 12 June 2003 08:27:03 GMT

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