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Re: Tableau - accessibility issue and recommendation

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 20:28:37 +0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <30130df3-c1ac-754b-2463-7feb3ef3e2ff@splintered.co.uk>
On 31/01/2017 16:13, Balusani, Shirisha wrote:
> Tableau is using HTML5 canvas attribute for dashboards. This is not
> accessible for keyboard users.
> It is also completely invisible to screen readers used by vision
> impaired users.
> What can Tableau do so that they can make it accessible?
> Looking forward for your suggestions and recommendations.

As Mark already noted, canvas elements can be made accessible by 
providing a "parallel" sub-DOM that *is* accessible.

An alternative would be to recode the dashboard using accessible SVG.

Patrick H. Lauke

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