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Re: ISSUE-96 Change Proposal

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 08:39:59 -0700
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <99F2CB9A-F69C-465B-89BC-1B4297F59373@apple.com>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

On Apr 1, 2010, at 8:00 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> Hi all,
> i agree that it is better for  accessibility to have native controls
> as the properties of these controls can be hooked up to accessibility
> APIs by the browser.

This point is worth noting. Appropriate semantic markup for  
application controls does not mean extra work has to be done by a  
screen reader or other assistive technology, as Shelley suggested.  
Rather, the browser engine directly exposes such controls to the  
appropriate accessibility API, and the screen reader at the other end  
doesn't even have to know if it's a real control or ARIA.

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