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Accessibility support database (was: recommended attribute use in hierarchies?)

From: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:50:46 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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Apologies for my late response.

The phrase "combinatorics of testing every possible configuration and
test case" reminded me of what the Accessibility Support Database
<https://www.w3.org/WAI/accessibility-support/> was once set up for
(unless my memory is deceiving me). Unfortunately, it is currently
marked as an "unapproved prototype". (The database/infrastructure was
developed as part of the WAI-ACT project <https://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>,
which ended in September 2014. The source code is on GitHub at

Best regards,


On 6/02/2017 18:47, Rich Morin wrote:
>> On Feb 5, 2017, at 18:09, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>> test cases and browser/AT combination results would be needed in order
>> to understand issues.
> Indeed.  Would anyone be interested in crowd-sourcing the needed information?
> I'd be happy to set up some wiki pages as a starting point (e.g., on GitHub)
> and supply editing help to keep things organized.
> # Details
> The combinatorics of testing every possible configuration and test case could
> easily become overwhelming.  Even tracking the results could be a challenge.
> However, this shouldn't keep us from creating a useful starting point.
> I would begin each page by describing a use case (e.g., navigating a tree of
> list items), presenting some simple test cases, and giving results for the
> AT configurations we have on hand.  Other interested parties could then add
> their own results to the mix.
> I have some raw material for this, based on two configurations that Amanda
> Lacy (my blind collaborator) uses regularly:
> - OS X, Safari, VoiceOver
> - Windows, Firefox, NVDA
> I'd be happy to set up some sample pages, if someone can suggest which wiki
> (etc) would be most appropriate.
> -r
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