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Re: Use of Canvas tag and loading alternate templates

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 23:06:19 +0100
Message-ID: <4A25A25B.1000806@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Stephani L. Roberts wrote:

> I've read the recent posts about ideas for how to make use of the Canvas 
> tag more accessible. All great ideas, but also a lot of work that's 
> possibly not worth if for this type of content. With Web 2.0 content 
> re-purposing (re-publishing), we were thinking that this financial the 
> data might be better served to screen readers in a clean simplified 

With AJAX, or rather AJAH technology, you ought to be able to create a 
clean HTML page and then have the complex page read it, client side, and 
do its worst.

The fun will be seeing whether users start using the straightforward 
HTML version because it is fast and stable.

However, your options may be limited if the data is commercially 
valuable.  If it is, sending it in a published, easy to digest, format 
may be considered too high a risk, and, if the data is from a third 
party, might be forbidden by the licence.

> format via more accessible template (only the presentation layer 
> template would be different, all data is the same). We considered doing 

David Woolley
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