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Re: Accessible applet and device

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:30:13 +0200
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Hi Angela,

When you say that the application will be used by a certain category 
of professionals, do you mean that it will be used only within a 
specific organisation?
Even when an application is used only within a specific organisation, 
that does not make it automatically accessible. If this organisation 
does not make sure that there are accessible user agents AND that the 
applet is supported by the users'/employees' assistive technology 
(for those who need AT), the applet technology can't be considered 
accessibility-supported according to WCAG 2.0 (notice the AND 
operator in the definition of accessibility-supported:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#accessibility-supporteddef>).

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

At 13:42 11/08/2010, Ricci Angela wrote:
>                 I'm working on a project of a web application that 
> needs an Id card identification. The reading of this Id card is the 
> only way to access the application, and its input depends on a 
> proprietary input device. Besides that, the "interpretation" of the 
> input data is done via an applet.
>
>                 My question is: as this application will be kind of 
> "imposed" to a certain category of professionals (all of which will 
> have access to the proprietary input device), could this 
> application be considered as conforming to a "controlled 
> environment" (and so considered accessible)?




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