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Re: SVG: accessible interactive examples

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 00:37:36 +0100
Cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Message-Id: <85CD1778-96E5-11D7-BA90-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

can you identify why traintrack.svg is accessible?

can current screen readers access the content? in a way that a non 
sighted reader can navigate successfully?

How about keyboard users? it is not possible to tab to any of the 
links, this seems problematical for keyboard users, though the arrows 
do work well for forwards and backwards, but is this a standard?
(The index page represents a particularly good range of issues, try 
using the arrows ,this should be like a tab, but instead in OSX IE it 
starts from the beginning, sadly on OSX mozilla its a disaster, with 
the index page and other pages displayed at the same time:-()

It certainly has a relatively simple if perhaps non-standard interface, 
but might perhaps be considered rather large for an example.

can we create or find one, possibly small example of an interactive SVG 
site, that we can agree is fairly accessible for what is currently 
possible. (If it is small we can re-write it fairly easily.)

Thanks so much,


On Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 05:18  pm, Joe Clark wrote:

>> There is plenty of comment on the accessibility of flash, but where 
>> are
>> the examples of how it should be done?
>> Can anyone point to any body of interactive SVG examples that are
>> accessible?
> See if this one works. I don't know of a validator or tester for SVG
> access.
> <http://unadorned.org/talks/traintrack/>
> Cf.
> <http://unadorned.org/dandruff/archives/2003/05/26/001741.html#001741>.
> --
>   Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
>   Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
>   <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>

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