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Re: SVGAccessibilityWG: has-been-clicked or a:visited

From: Marc Verstaen <marc@beatware.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 18:18:51 -0800
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Cc: <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Message-Id: <20041109021838.BDDA61B350D@mail.liveassets.com>


These are indeed very important issues for everyone. I am not convinced the
problems are on the SVG specs side though. Macromedia started to make its
Flash environment accessible by improving its viewer and its authoring tool.
I believe this is the correct way.

On the viewer side, it seems Adobe understand the issues and is already
working at solving them:

On the authoring tool side, we have already started to implement the
required features to provide our users with an easy way to provide
accessible content. I suspect other software vendors will do the same.

Working at the accessibility of the authoring tools is another story and is
a much more difficult problem. 

Hopefully, the first and most important step is to create the environment to
allow the creation of accessible content, and this is on the way.

Thank you for your effort in reminding everybody that in order to create a
better Web, we first need to make it accessible to everybody.


Marc Verstaen
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Received on Tuesday, 9 November 2004 02:22:34 UTC

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