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RE: WCAG2 Conformance Questions

From: Ryan Jean <ryanj@disnetwork.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 09:32:18 -0400
To: "'Peter Thiessen'" <peter.thiessen@primalfusion.com>, "'Ginger Claassen'" <ginger.claassen@gmx.de>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1KWAJ0-00032f-SG@bart.w3.org>
Here is my goal and achievement:


I was able to take a page that has a table with multiple cells and extract
only one cell so that only its content is viewable in the current window. I
did this using JS and "document.write()". This has three advantages: it
eliminates a pop-up, a duplicate page is not required, and it is printer
friendly. However, the drawback from that is after the function runs, the
content inside the cell is now not web accessible, via screen readers. It
does still fall under the W3C guidelines because it is readable in table
format, just not after. I wish there was a way we and ARIA could fix this
bug. We know pop-ups are frowned upon in web accessibility and it is twice
as much work for the webmaster to update each page if there is a duplicate
involved. I did find a way around the bug by forcing the content in a
textarea, but that takes away all the images and HTML coding.



Ryan Jean

Assistant IT Specialist

The Disability Network

Flint, MI



From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Peter Thiessen
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:05 AM
To: Ginger Claassen; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: WCAG2 Conformance Questions


Hi Ginger,

here are a few tools:

Open Source Screen Readers that have ARIA support:
-ORCA if your running Linux: http://live.gnome.org/Orca
-NVDA if your running Windows: http://www.nvda-project.org/
-Fire Vox which is a plug-in for Firefox, is handy for Web content browsing:

Conformance Testing tools
-Valid HTML: http://validator.w3.org/
-Valid CSS: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
-WCAG2 AA conformance A-Checker: http://checker.atrc.utoronto.ca/index.html

 Accessible Web 2.0 content/apps are currently only possible through the
WAI-ARIA specification as people have mentioned. I've written a few papers
on ARIA Live Regions and would be happy give example code etc. if you could
describe the widgets or behavior your trying to achieve in your Web app. I
could also send links to my papers as a shameless plug :) Would people here
find this off topic?


On 18/08/08 5:21 AM, "Ginger Claassen" <ginger.claassen@gmx.de> wrote:

Hello all,
I am new to this list and would like to use this occasion to briefly
introduce myself. I am 33 years old and blind and currently want to create a
WCAG 2.0 conform website. I am working in a very small business and we would
like to change our website in a way to make it accessible. I looked around
and found a few tools to evaluate websites in order to make it a bit faster
but so far I could not which one would be good for checking against WCAG
Maybe someone in this list can help me and refer one or two good programs or
add-ons. That would be very helpful since checking all pages by hand would
be a very lengthy process.

Thanks in advance for your help and support!

Kind regards

     Ginger Claassen
Received on Thursday, 21 August 2008 13:34:38 UTC

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