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Fwd: [Moderator Action] Re: aria-describedat - Elsevier

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:32:27 +0200
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To: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>


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> From: "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>
> Subject: [Moderator Action] Re: aria-describedat - Elsevier
> Date: 25 Aug 2015 15:28:14 CEST
> To: "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
> Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>, "DPUB mailing list (public-digipub-ig@w3.org)" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, PF <public-pfwg@w3.org>, "Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY)" <Ted.Gies@elsevier.com>
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>> On Aug 25, 2015, at 08:24, Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com> wrote:
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>> It sounds like we are all coming to the same conclusion. Media queries should be a comfortable solution for everyone.
> Yes. Media queries solve the problem of making functionality visible only to users who request to receive it.
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> They combine well with Web Components (used to provide alternatives to images or other content), the details element, a link in a figcaption element visible only to those who wish to access alternative resources, and other, similar solutions.
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> From a more general point of view, they are a powerful means of disclosing a user’s personal needs and preferences to Web-based content (including applications), which is why they were increasingly the focus of efforts by the IndieUI working group.
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> It should be noted that there are well established techniques for preventing content from being displayed visually without hiding it from screen readers. However, these techniques are a barrier to the use of such hidden content by users with disabilities who do not require assistive technologies, but who would nevertheless benefit from accessibility features so treated. The proposal to develop media queries to solve the problem doesn’t suffer from this disadvantage.
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