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Re: HTML-A11Y Task Force Consensus on Issue-204 (Updated)

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 16:37:39 -0700
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <m2ipfmjwos.fsf@eoconnor.apple.com>
Hi all,

Jonas wrote:

> While I wish I had more time to track the conversations happening here
> regarding issue 204, I wanted to at least provide a comment to this
> "v3" proposal.
> I definitely think it's a big step in the right direction.


> Allowing user agents to do their best to make a page accessible to all
> users is definitely the first step that we need to take.

Yes, this was my primary concern with the previous proposal.

> While allowing UAs to expose the accessibility tree of @hidden content
> is great, I think we should make it a MUST level requirement.

My understanding is that some AT implementors believe it would be
difficult to comply with such a requirement. That said, I agree that we
should encourage UAs to expose the tree to AT if they are able to. Would
a SHOULD work for you?

Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:38:13 UTC

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