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Re: Silverleight Accessibility

From: Ginger Claassen <ginger.claassen@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 15:47:31 +0200
Message-ID: <49DA07F3.8010408@gmx.de>
To: "Accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>
CC: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi all,

well, the student is not blind and I cannot see the realtion between the 
fact that a tool might not be accessible and the result not being 
accessible.
My only interest lies in the fact to make a silverlight application 
accessible to the user. The tool to create it is of no importance at all 
at this point of time.

Thanks so far for your input - my student is already having a look into 
the links you provided.

Kind regards

Ginger

Accessys@smart.net wrote:
> the question I would ask (and I have no knowledge of silverlight) is
> that if an inaccessible tool is required to work on the design of a
> website, how can the finished product, the website, be accessible???
> And of course if it is a school website it needs to be accessible for
> not only students but parents who may be disabled and need the access.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, Ginger Claassen wrote:
>
>   
>> Hello everybody,
>>
>> I have a question regarding silverlight - I know it might be a bit off
>> topic in this list but maybe someone can send me a pm with some helpful
>> information. We have a student here who wants to work on the redesign of
>> our website an he is supposed to use MS Silverlight for some parts of it
>> and we want to make it, of course, accessible for people with visual
>> impairments especially blind ones thus I myself can use the website.
>> Does anyone know a good source, online, book or whatever where to find
>> insturctions or ideas how to make Silverlight accessible?
>> So far we did not succeed in finding any useful stuff.
>>
>> I appriciate every help as little as it might be!
>>
>> Thanks in advance for your support!
>>
>> Kind regards
>>
>> Ginger
>>
>>
>> Christophe Strobbe wrote:
>>     
>>> At 20:50 1/04/2009, Matt Morgan-May wrote:
>>>       
>>>> On 4/1/09 11:25 AM, "Christophe Strobbe"
>>>> <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be> wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>> For example, a Maltese user who does not know any foreign languages
>>>>>           
>>>> can only
>>>>         
>>>>> access content in Maltese and use software that is localised for
>>>>>           
>>>> Maltese.
>>>>         
>>>>> If there is no accessible user agent (including plugins) that is
>>>>> supported by AT that is available in Maltese (assuming that there are
>>>>> user agents available in Maltese), than Maltese policy makers would
>>>>>           
>>>> better
>>>>         
>>>>> not include that technology in their list of accessibility-supported
>>>>> technologies (if they were making one).
>>>>>           
>>>> I think Malta has one bigger obstacle...
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> (...)
>>>>>           
>>>> Unless I'm mistaken, there is no screen reader that supports Maltese. I
>>>> think the same is true for Irish, though a cursory look shows there's
>>>> been
>>>> work on a Gaelic TTS engine. Still, until that work is done, any
>>>> movement in
>>>> accessible technology (that is, not just web accessibility) in those
>>>> languages is blocked by the absence of suitable screen reader
>>>> technology.
>>>>         
>>> Absence of essential types of AT is a big obstacle.
>>> With regard to WCAG 2.0 conformance, one can only fall back on a
>>> "Statement of Partial Conformance - Language":
>>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#conformance-partial-lang>.
>>> (This type of statement was added during the Candidate Recommendation
>>> phase,
>>> during which the WCAG WG received implementations in various languages
>>> and
>>> scripts, including Japanese and Chinese.)
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Christophe
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> -
>>>> m
>>>>         
>> --
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>> Benhauserstr. 11b
>> 33100 Paderborn
>> Germany
>>
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