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Re: hit testing and retained graphics

From: Paul Bakaus <pbakaus@zynga.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:52:52 -0700
To: "E.J. Zufelt" <everett@zufelt.ca>
CC: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, "david.bolter@gmail.com" <david.bolter@gmail.com>, Frank Olivier <Frank.Olivier@microsoft.com>, "Mike@w3.org" <Mike@w3.org>, "public-canvas-api@w3.org" <public-canvas-api@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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Am 29.06.11 15:50 schrieb "E.J. Zufelt" unter <everett@zufelt.ca>:

>On 2011-06-29, at 9:33 AM, Paul Bakaus wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I absolutely agree with TJ here. I think a lot of people here are trying
>> to solve theoretical issues right now, which is very dangerous. I have
>> closely observed the canvas landscape, and there are very few production
>> apps out there that could benefit largely from increased accessibility
>> the canvas object itself. Mostly, today's canvas applications are game
>> demos and drawing apps.
>What about tomorrow?
>> If you are writing your GUI in canvas, you are doing it wrong. If you
>> building a chart/graph and don't run the canvas visualization from data
>> markup that was progressively enhanced, you are doing it wrong. Hell,
>> if today you are trying to create a full game on canvas, you are
>> doing it wrong (unless you want really fancy particle fx and can live
>> a super small canvas size). Canvas *is* an enhanced <img>.
>And, when developers build a GUI on canvas, and therefore are "wrong",
>how will persons with certain disabilities access that GUI so that they
>can be full participants in the "wrongness", be it at school, work, or
>for entertainment?

If we try to fix their "wrongness", wrong will become right. We don't want
that to happen. Disabled people *should* complain about GUIs written in

>Everett Zufelt
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