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moving text and Assistive Technology

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 22:19:19 -0600 (CST)
Message-ID: <55685.203.51.156.101.1102565959.squirrel@203.51.156.101>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi folks,

I am evaluating the Bendigo Commenwealth Student Games 2004 site as a
favour, and I came across something that made me think.

Checkpoint 8.1 requires that scripts (and things) are directly accessible.
I recall that there were problems with the Tiflowin screen reader (once
widely used in spanish, now apparently common only in South America)
refocusing whenever things moved on the screen.

I understand the problems caused by movement in terms of tracking things,
but I am wondering if anyone can tell me of any named assistive technology
that breaks down when something moves. In this case the effect is achieved
by javascript being used to continually change a set of CSS position
properties in a style attribute - the page in question is
http://www.bendigo2004.com/

For extra value an idea of who is using the particular technology would be
useful.

I am not interested in general answers - I understand the general issues.
I am looking for any specific data that can be empirically tested and
verified.

(This is the stuff that EuroAccessibility was doing - it seems a shame
that they have stopped).

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Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
                 http://www.sidar.org
Received on Thursday, 9 December 2004 04:19:52 GMT

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