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Re: Undoubtedly, an oversimplification ...

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 03 May 2014 13:37:20 +0100
Message-ID: <5364E300.700@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 03/05/2014 09:35, David Woolley wrote:
> You should count me as a
> non-Javascript person, but I now have it enabled by default because it
> is impracticable to use the modern web without it.  As such, your survey
> would have recorded me as pro-Javascript.

And as such, you will have no problems with a site that DOES use 
JavaScript, but according to best practices and producing accessible 
output with judicious use of ARIA and semantic markup...

The technology is not the problem in most cases. It's perfectly feasible 
to make completely inaccessible sites with nothing but pure HTML - just 
stick everything into one big image, like back in the 90s. Now, as then, 
it's not a case of blaming the tech, but rather pushing for more 
developer awareness and understanding. Sweeping statements about 
JavaScript/modern websites/AJAX/etc being bad, inaccessible, or just 
disliked, do not really help move the issue further.

Patrick H. Lauke

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