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Re: IE8 Accelerators

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:00:26 +0000
Message-ID: <49C128AA.3000602@dorward.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Ryan Jean wrote:
> Is the map feature in Accelerators web accessible?
As far as I can tell, after investing 30 seconds into the effort of 
looking, the accelerators just recognize patterns of data (such as 
addresses) in a page and add links to the document.

This comes down to three points. All of which should be pretty obvious.

* Is the feature itself visible to AT?

This basically boils down to "Did Microsoft expose the UI to the 
accessibility interface?". Answer: Probably, but it doesn't matter since 
the data is still in the page and readable in the normal way.

* Is the map accessible?

That depends on the map being linked to - I see there are at least two 
different ones in the gallery of accelerators.

* If the feature doesn't work (because it is IE specific) is the page 
still accessible?

Of course it is, the data is still there in human readable form.

David Dorward
Received on Wednesday, 18 March 2009 17:01:08 UTC

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