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Re: QUESTION: use of javascript to comply with Sect 508

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 18:02:48 -0500
Message-ID: <OF750B84A3.EBF1B74E-ON062569CB.0038911E@raleigh.ibm.com>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
David wrote:
> what happens here though when you use something like lynx or ibm home
> page reader or pwwebspeak?
> In lynx for instance, java[script] is ignored and if there is no other
> way to access or manipulate the content, we fail to access.

IBM Home Page Reader version 3.0 now supports JavaScript very nicely.

Perhaps lynx and others need to add support for JavaScript since it can be
accessible.  All the burden can't be placed on the web designers and

Phill Jenkins
IBM Research Division - Accessibility Center
Received on Friday, 5 January 2001 18:03:00 UTC

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