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RE: Page length and number of links

From: <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:30:45 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jim Tobias <tobias@inclusive.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1306211126530.22290@suberic.net>
Though as WCAG in the accessibility community confront the
dynamic web, their variance on this but I think we should be
making recommendations about. Both long pages and short pages
with links can be made to work for people, but I wonder what our
recommendation from an accessibility standpoint should be about
those pages which endlessly scroll using JavaScript, without
anchors to particular places in the page, or the ability to use
the back button to get back to where you were.

I'm thinking of sites like Twitter and tumblr, which use
JavaScript to make an endlessly scrolling page. The real
difficulty with pages like those is a usability one, but from
an accessibility standpoint I wonder what other people feel about
them. The inability to return to a static point in a page can
cause a lot of difficulties.

Deborah Kaplan
Accessibility Team Co-Lead
Dreamwidth Studios

Jim Tobias wrote:

> I hope that we agree that trying to nail this issue down once and for all, for all users, sites, and reasons for the
> user to be at the site, is a hopeless cause.
Received on Friday, 21 June 2013 15:31:15 UTC

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