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Re: WCAG 2.0 and scripting

From: Alastair Campbell <alastc@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 15:14:14 +0100
Message-ID: <e4e1f3bd0709260714m44da66a8md147e391616c66f@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Harry Loots" <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

On 9/26/07, Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org> wrote:
> it nearly meets WCAG 1.0 Level A compliance...
> 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.

Under WCAG 1 that would be a Level A/P1 issue.

> 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.

True, but as other suggested, it would have to work with access
technologies. I would ask them which technologies they have tested it
with. (Dollars to donuts the answer will be a confused look!)

Hth,

-Alastair
Received on Wednesday, 26 September 2007 14:14:24 GMT

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