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XForms and Accessibility

From: T. V. Raman <raman@users.sf.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 18:18:25 -0800
Message-ID: <17266.44529.811882.470972@localhost.localdomain>
To: Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

At the level at which the presence WAI tools check for
accessibility,
an XForms document that does things per spec, i.e. use labels etc
according to the XForms Schema, is probably way ahead than
anything that passes a conformance check designed against the
older forms design.

That said, I do not believe there is any "WAI" checker, or for
that matter, any 508 Guidelines that have been published against
the XForms spec.

>>>>> "Klotz," == Klotz, Leigh <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com> writes:
    Klotz,> I would be interested in hearing from any vendors who
    Klotz,> have XForms processors for the WAI community.
    Klotz,> 
    Klotz,> Also, does anyone know of tools to validate XForms
    Klotz,> for Sec 508 and WAI profiles?
    Klotz,> 
    Klotz,> A quick scan of WAI Tools [1] did not show any.
    Klotz,> XForms is presently not listed on WAI Conformance [2]
    Klotz,> but it is in the DHTML Roadmap [3].
    Klotz,> 
    Klotz,> Some tools, such as Cynthia, certify XHTML+XForms
    Klotz,> pages as accessible, but report that they have no
    Klotz,> input elements, so I don't think they're actually
    Klotz,> checking.
    Klotz,> 
    Klotz,> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/existingtools.html [2]
    Klotz,> http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/conformance.html [3]
    Klotz,> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/roadmap/DHTMLRoadmap110505.html
    Klotz,> 
    Klotz,> Leigh.

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