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Fw: Undoubtedly, an oversimplification ...

From: Brian Cragun <cragun@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 17:42:22 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF18FACB9D.8B9FB37F-ON86257CCF.007BEA64-86257CCF.007CBA78@us.ibm.com>
Let me bring this conversation back to some really good points made and 
add a little:

One of the best things we can do as a community is support the effort to 
make Javascript Widget Libraries accessible. Make them as easy to "wire 
up" as possible.  Developers often don't know, or are pressured for time 
to complete their web site.   By making a full set of Widget piece 
components available, they can move forward with design and 
implementation.   Everybody benefits.

If we extend that model to include making the widgets 1) fully meet 
current WCAG standards, 2) adapt *internally* to the browser and platform 
(desktop/mobile), 3) support multiple input modalities (keyboard/gesture), 
and 4) degrade gracefully (if possible),  then the developers get what 
they need for free and are likely to use it. 

Responsive design is currently a huge issue for developers and the more we 
can solve this in the libraries the better off we are.

- Brian Cragun
User Experience and Accessibility Lead  | IBM Watson Solutions Development
IBM Master Inventor  | Member IAAP
Received on Monday, 5 May 2014 22:44:13 UTC

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