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Re: SVG and Screen Readers

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 14:50:20 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200702111450.l1BEoKX05298@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> While SVG is designed with accessibility in mind, the accessibility User 
> Agents do not seem to be taking advantage of this.

I think there are a couple of reasons for this:

1) SVG is a minority medium at the moment, and assistive technology 
vendors generally concentrate on attacking those features in real 
life web page that cause accessibility problems - this means that they
don't necessarily support accessibility features in HTML well, either,
because authors don't use them;

2) even more than HTML, SVG authors tend to produce WYSIWYG documents,
leaving the AT with no sensible way of getting useful information from
real life documents.
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