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Re: Helping Canvas Tag Be Accessible

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19:23:54 +0200
To: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: "Richard Schwerdtfeger" <schwer@us.ibm.com>, "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uxv494qp64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19:14:34 +0200, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think we ought to study use cases a bit more and figure out what  
>> authors actually want.
> I've put some in the Wiki:
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/AddedElementCanvas#head-c43887ef27c016a20e53d16718ab16a398b6899d

That's great, though what I meant was something that answers questions like:

 * What is the application?
 * What is <canvas> used for?
 * Is it accessible now?
 * Is there a better technology?
 * How can we make it accessible?

E.g. to take cufón which is admittedly somewhat simple:

 * What is the application?
     Allows font embedding on pages without using Flash.
 * What is <canvas> used for?
     Drawing the characters.
 * Is it accessible now?
     Maybe. (It claims to be an alternative to sIFR so is
     probably just for simple replacements.)
 * Is there a better technology?
     Yes: Web Fonts.
 * How can we make it accessible?
     Probably already accessible or pages can switch to Web Fonts.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 30 July 2009 17:24:38 UTC

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