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Re: Dynamic Websites

From: Ryan Jean <ryanj@disnetwork.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:23:17 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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In my opinion, blog sites are most web accessible in the dynamic world.
Blogs are people writing about a subject and having people comment them
back, as we are doing here. They can be used by AT, such as screen readers.

 

However, chat and video hosting sites are the worst. For one, chat sites,
such as Facebook or MySpace, use a lot of drop-down menus and depend on
interactivity with the mouse. Not all people can use the mouse. Video
hosting sites, such as YouTube, need the mouse to play videos. One cannot
use the keyboard to play a video. Also, YouTube has a feature where it
flashes thumbnails of videos that you can play. How can a screen reader keep
up with what video is on the screen? It can't.

 

All in all, I've noticed these sites utilize JavaScript and Flash a lot,
which tries to avoid the keyboard. In the same respect, this disallows some
users to use the function because of not being web accessible. Anyone agree?

 

Sincerely,

Ryan Jean

Assistant IT Specialist

The Disability Network

Flint, MI

 
Received on Thursday, 11 December 2008 15:24:38 GMT

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