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Re: Accessible CSS / JS Bootstrap framework

From: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:11:00 -0800
Message-ID: <ED5102784E714B73B96257A8B126263F@WAMPAS>
To: "Ian Sharpe" <isforums@manx.net>, "'David Woolley'" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I have had some recent experience with Twitter Bootstrap, in addition to 
Backbone.js, and others, as part of the Readium project I was working on, 
and there were definite accessibility issues that I had to program around.

If you are interested in a web toolkit and framework that I am positive is 
accessible, you are welcome to use AccDC at
Which is fully WCAG2.0 and Section-508 compliant out of the box.

It was recently awarded the Above and Beyond Accessibility Award from the 
United States Department of Labor, who performed their own analysis for 508 
accessibility as well.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Sharpe" <isforums@manx.net>
To: "'David Woolley'" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 3:50 PM
Subject: RE: Accessible CSS / JS Bootstrap framework

> Hi David
> Apologies for the unspecific nature of the query but the reason I ask is
> because I've just spent a while googling for an accessible equivilent to
> twitter's bootstrap with no joy myself.
> My understanding is that such frameworks provide layouts and widgets 
> through
> a combination of CSS and JS which simplify the development of a web-based
> UI. If anyone knows the correct name for such things that might be helpful
> but this isn't anything particularly new and I was hoping that somebody 
> may
> be aware of an accessible equivilent.
> I've already noticed a few other similar frameworks, most based on 
> twitter's
> bootstrap gaining favor and feel this could help in terms of 
> accessibility.
> If something like bootstrap continues to gain traction and could be made
> fully accessible, then it is likely, although by no means certain, that
> those who use it directly or build upon it will also be accessible. Best 
> of
> all, the users don't need to know anything about accessibility.
> Obviously there is more to accessibility than simply ensuring that a site 
> is
> accessible in any conventional sense but this would seem to be an
> interesting development from an accessibility point of view.
> Cheers
> Ian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Woolley [mailto:forums@david-woolley.me.uk]
> Sent: 06 November 2012 23:18
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Accessible CSS / JS Bootstrap framework
> Ian Sharpe wrote:
>> Does anyone know of a fully accessible CSS / JS bootstrap framework
>> similar to twitter bootstrap for example please? Or is twitter
>> bootstrap itself fully accessible?
> I hadn't come across the term before, so I googled it.  It doesn't appear 
> to
> be generic term, but simply part of the name of the "twitter"
> product.  If that is right, you need to provide a generic definition.
> Unfortunately, the Wikipedia article didn't enlighten me as to the 
> defining
> characteristics.  In particular, I couldn't find any description of how it
> constrained, or for that matter, abused, HTML.
> The Wikipedia example didn't appear to accessible, but I don't know if 
> that
> is because it allows bad practice or forces it (I was looking at how it 
> used
> label).  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter_Bootstrap>
> I would suspect pages don't work well CPU load) on older PCs, but it is
> possible they degrade well when the scripting is disabled.
> --
> David Woolley
> Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
> RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam, 
> that
> is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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