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Re: Proposed rewording of ISSUE-204 text to address outstanding technical issues

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:33:14 -0700
Cc: 'Edward O'Connor' <eoconnor@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-id: <06E46482-6C85-4EE5-8E05-784501F91531@apple.com>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>

Hi John,

Thanks for your constructive input.

On Sep 10, 2012, at 6:16 PM, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:

> I remain concerned that the very legitimate use-case scenario I have brought
> forth has not been addressed.
> Specifically, with an Assisitive Technology tool such as ZoomText, which is
> both a screen magnifier as well as an ARIA aware screen reader, how will the
> full semantics of the following piece of code be handled with regard to
> conforming to WCAG 2.4.7? [1]
> <div id="hidden" hidden>
> <ul>
>  <li><a href="this.html">This</a></li>
>  <li><a href="that.html">That</a></li>
>  <li><a href="other.html">The Other</a></li>
> </ul>
> </div>

To provide further context: how is this context being referenced? Is it via a <td headers=""> attribute? Via <img usemap="">? Or something else? If it just appears in the document without being referenced at all, the proposal is pretty clear that it would not be presented in any modality.

I think that might affect the answers to your questions.

> As one of those who "FOed" this proposal, I have now tried to offer 2
> potential solutions to address the concerns I have. 

That is hugely appreciated!

Received on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:33:42 UTC

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