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Re: Summary of Thursday's IRC conversation about @summary

From: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 00:04:31 -0700
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
cc: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <r285ps-1057i-9CEAE10AEAB64E20A99B8E028B2D9D86@MBP.local>
On 2009-06-25 Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

>1. Do you think that @summary, as it has been used over the past 10
>years, actually has increased the accessibility for any group of
>people on the web? And I don't mean that it could if used correctly
>(next question is about that), but in the actual usage it has seen in
>the past, has helped with accessibility?

Short answer: Yes.

I can give you specific examples of pages that I've authored, 
one I noted here:


(and I don't buy Ian's description of this being "harmful" to 
non-AT users as non-AT users can see, from a glance, even with 
images turned off, the data sort method)



Steve Axthelm
Received on Friday, 26 June 2009 07:05:18 UTC

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