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RE: WCAG and drawing tools

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocadu.ca>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:41:08 +0000
To: Kathryn Lancashire <klancashire@latitudegeo.com>, "Boland Jr, Frederick E." <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
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Hi Kathryn,

As a member of the group working on ATAG 2.0 (along with Tim Boland), I'd be interested in seeing the web functionality in question and hearing what you come up with as a solution.



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From: Kathryn Lancashire [klancashire@latitudegeo.com]
Sent: September-12-14 4:30 PM
To: Boland Jr, Frederick E.
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: WCAG and drawing tools

Thank you! I hadnít seen this document. The more I think about it,  I think Iíve been going about this the wrong way. Using inputs and coordinates or addresses of some kind to designate areas and lines and shapes is probably the more user-friendly way to go rather than relying on informing spatial awareness with keyboard drawing.

From: Boland Jr, Frederick E. [mailto:frederick.boland@nist.gov]
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 12:25 PM
To: Kathryn Lancashire
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: WCAG and drawing tools

A.3.1 of Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG 2.0) CR may address this:
(along with Implementing A.3.1.1 which mentions drawing objects:

From: Kathryn Lancashire [mailto:klancashire@latitudegeo.com]
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 3:10 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: WCAG and drawing tools

Hi there,

Iím working on making a web application/site WCAG 2.0 compliant and Iím running into some trouble with 2.1 Keyboard operability. My application involves a map and drawing tools and I *think* that unless itís freehand drawing I still need to make the tools at least point to point keyboard accessible.
Does anybody have any resources or experience with keyboard point to point drawing? Searching is coming up a bit dry but very possible Iím not using the right terminology.

Thanks much,

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