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RE: Remote Scripting -- Compliant with 508 and WCAG?

From: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 12:22:04 -0500
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Andrew Kirkpatrick said:

> No doubt about 6.3, but I disagree that this violates 
> Guideline l of section 508.  Why do you think it does?

Guideline L is, "(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display
content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by
the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by
assistive technology."

In my mind, there is no way to identify the new information with
functional text.

This may not hold true in all instances, but in our case, most of the
things we would be doing is populating drop-down lists, based on a
user-selected parameter or redisplaying data in a table. In some cases,
we have had clients request that checking a checkbox or radio button
automatically commit data, rather than clicking a button and submitting

Randal Rust
Covansys Corp.
Columbus, OH
Received on Friday, 5 December 2003 12:22:04 UTC

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