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RE: share this bookmark functionality

From: Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:30:39 +0000
To: Julian Scarlett <Julian.Scarlett@eden.gov.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A169BAD2C2DC6D418270CDC03DF5CDF435BBA72213@EGEN-MBX02.campus.ads.uwe.ac.uk>
Well I've got a developer our end to fix most of the add this link and make them keyboard accessible. The only outstanding issue is the 'more' link which takes you to another page (hosted on addthis) which isn't very accessible.

Where does the responsibility lie here?

Do we have to make an alternate accessible 'more' page to conform to WCAG AA? Or is it outside of the remit as the page is hosted with addthis.com?

(I know in the ideal world we should create an alternate conforming version but this is very difficult based on the add this service links being dynamic/customised)

What will be asked of me from people higher up in the organisation is whether our pages are WCAG 2 AA compliant by have the 'more' link still in place.







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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Julian Scarlett
Sent: 03 February 2011 08:46
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: share this bookmark functionality

The problem with that is if the 'More...' link is selected it still takes the user to a page where the search field has focus and it is impossible to get out of it using a keyboard.

I'm with Andy - ask the suppliers to modify from their end. I'm going to write today. 

Regards

Julian

@julianscarlett



> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On 
> Behalf Of William Lawrence
> Sent: 02 February 2011 20:13
> To: Gavin Thomas
> Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: share this bookmark functionality
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> There's a very clear reason from AddThis why the "copy and paste" code 
> is not accessible. However, in their plethora of API documentation, 
> you will find that their services can be used with your Web products.
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> Take a look at disability.gov and how they were able to use AddThis 
> and make it as accessible as possible.
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> Cheers!
> William
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> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
> wrote:
> > I’ve been asked to implement the ‘add this’ (http://www.addthis.com) 
> > bookmarking functionality but I’m aware it has gaping accessibility
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> > Does anyone have any information on creating an accessible version 
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