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Re: Dynamic Websites

From: Darren West <darren.west@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:16:57 +0000
Message-ID: <71769ee80812120416u7cea6ab9g75ea179ef65654d1@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

This has probably already been said a million times, but regardless of
whether JavaScript is the issue or not, and regardless of whether the
practices of developers and probably more importantly their managers
are to blame, the situation is that alot of sites just do not work
without JavaScript and are not built well enough to work with
assistive devices, or in fact are designed for people with
disabilities other than visual impairements. So to avoid those poor
experiences a person using one of these devices may turn JavaScript
off, and hey presto brick walls all over the shop! How do we get round
this? progressive enhancement. Build with Ajax in mind, of course, but
don't really on JavaScript. There are so many many benefits to
developing this way and they aren't constrained to accessibility.
Received on Friday, 12 December 2008 12:17:33 UTC

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