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RE: Accessible applet and device

From: Ricci Angela <Angela.Ricci@atosorigin.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 16:40:29 +0200
To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DEFDCD373CE6DC43AC2DC5ED7923DEE163AD6589E9@FRSPX100.fr01.awl.atosorigin.net>
HI, Christophe

        Thanks for your answer.
        No, by "a certain category of professionals" I mean for example doctors or lawyers. It is sure that they will have the Id card input device, but there's no way to make sure that the applet will be supported by eventual assistive technologies or by their user agents...
        It is really a big obstacle.

        Kind Regards,

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Envoyé : mercredi 11 août 2010 15:30
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Objet : Re: Accessible applet and device

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:

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)?

Christophe Strobbe
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Research Group on Document Architectures
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