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Re: WCAG 2.0 and scripting

From: <Accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:29:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0709260928220.18337@fzneg.arg>


my opinion (not the "official") if it requires javascript I cannot see
how it could possibly be accessible, without some alt or somesuch.

Bob



On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Harry Loots wrote:

>
> I've recently been dealing with a software provider, whose software my company
> installed on behalf of our client, with assurances that the software is
> 'accessibility compliant'. When the client asked for an audit i was asked to
> provide a report: it nearly meets WCAG 1.0 Level A compliance; most of the
> issues are minor and can be fixed with reasonably little effort.
>
> The biggest stumbling block in meeting Level AA compliance, is that the
> software is reliant on javascript to deliver a critical part of its
> functionality. This is not easy to fix.
>
> Software provider is trying to claim that they are developing to WCAG 2.0
> standards and that under WCAG 2.0 it would be possible to claim compliance,
> despite the fact that this functionality provided via Javascript may not be
> available to all users.
>
> I would love to hear what the opinion of this group are in this regard; and
> whether there is an authoritive answer in this regard.
>
>
> Kind Regards
> Harry
> mob: +44 794 034 3919
>
> ~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~
> Good judgement comes from experience.
> Experience, of course, is the result
> of poor judgement.
>                - Geoff Tabin
>

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