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RE: Accessible SVG?

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 12:31:39 -0800
Message-ID: <53744A0A1D995C459E975F971E17F564607901@namail4.corp.adobe.com>
To: "Bailey, Bruce" <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> 1)  Are there any user agents (i.e., screen readers) that 
> take advantage of these features?

No screen readers, but ViewPlus has a setup that voices SVG diagrams:
> 2)  Assume the answer to the above is null, can anyone 
> recommend tools for evaluating the theoretical accessibility 
> of specific SVG files?  My current protocol, which is 
> admittedly primitive, consists of opening the raw code with a 
> text editor and removing all tags.

Theoretical accessibility would suggest that you're looking at the
information in the SVG elements, right?  You could build a nice and
simple XSL stylesheet to extract that information, but you will quickly
run into problems if you are looking at SVG documents that also use
scripting to control the appearance and behavior.  You may not get the
full picture by parsing the XML.

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