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Re: is javascript considered good wacg 2.0 practice?

From: Olaf Drümmer <olaflist@callassoftware.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 02:13:47 +0100
Cc: Olaf Drümmer <olaflist@callassoftware.com>
Message-Id: <E8382501-CEA1-4E41-835F-8170263A4825@callassoftware.com>
To: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Just wanted to share an observation here...

a couple of weeks ago I spent an evening in a group of people including a young lady with very low vision. She used her iPhone all the time, holding it right in front of her eyes at a distance of less than an inch. All the time she could figure out where we were, using location based services, and would know which direction to go or how far away their hotel was based on browser provided maps. In the restaurant she was done reviewing the menu a tad sooner than I as she had used Google translate to translate the Danish menu on the website of the restaurant to English.

I do understand that different people have different needs, and not everyone feels at home right away (or ever) when confronted with new technology, but in this case JavaScript definitely gave that lady an advantage over a situation where  JavaScript would not have been an option (and the features she used would not have been feasible without client side logic provided through JavaScript).

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