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RE: Page length and number of links

From: <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:38:36 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jim Tobias <tobias@inclusive.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1306211137520.22290@suberic.net>
Ugh, usually I proofread my Dragon wackiness before I send
emails. I'm not even sure what that first couple of sentences was
trying to say. Sorry, folks. I think it was about how we should
be paying more attention to the dynamic web.

*fails at dictation today*

On Fri, 21 Jun 2013, deborah.kaplan@suberic.net wrote:

> 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
> 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 15:39:03 UTC

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