Overlay Community Group created

The Overlay Community Group has been launched:


Lately a set of web based accessibility remediation services has been
made available to web content providers under the term: Overlay. These
function by adding a snipet of javascript into a web content provider's
page. Typically, this single line of additional code functions to
enable, on each page load, additional content processing, delivered
through the overlay provider's servers,  before the content is delivered
to the end user. While this routing paradigm is by no means unique to
accessibility applications, it does introduce accessibility
opportunities and tradeoffs. In this community group we seek to clarify
overlay technologies when applied for accessibility purposes, informed
by sober analysis of what technological innovation at the edge can


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W3C Community Development Team

Received on Thursday, 26 May 2022 23:56:50 UTC