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Re: reCAPTCHA implementation problems

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 17:18:40 +0100
Message-ID: <469CEBE0.7040500@cfit.ie>
To: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Cc: Ben Maurer <bmaurer@andrew.cmu.edu>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, wai-xtech@w3.org, Colin McMillen <mcmillen@cs.cmu.edu>

Gez Lemon wrote:
> The only time a tabindex attribute value of -1 is appropriate is if
> you definitely do not want people to be able to navigate to the
> element with the keyboard, but need to be able to programmatically
> focus on the element - this isn't the case here. Requesting a new
> CAPTCHA, toggling between visual and audio CAPTCHAs, and getting help
> are essential functions that everyone should be able to access, so
> those elements must be available with the keyboard alone to be
> considered accessible. 


Very sound advice indeed.

Received on Tuesday, 17 July 2007 16:19:28 UTC

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