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FW: iframes

From: Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:37:07 -0400
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-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Keyworth [mailto:akeyworth@tbase.com] 
Sent: August-08-14 11:23 AM
To: 'Marc Haunschild'
Subject: RE: iframes

Hi Marc,

While I cannot personally report from the experience of a an everyday screen reader user, I did a little checking for curiosity's sake: it seems that iframes can be considered accessible, so long as they are implemented well.

Some points I found are that title attributes for the iframes can be helpful, and that the scrolling attribute should not be disabled. 

The references I found immediately are:

http://accessibility.psu.edu/frames

http://webaim.org/techniques/frames/

Cheers,

Andy Keyworth
Senior Web Accessibility Specialist
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-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Haunschild [mailto:mh@zadi.de]
Sent: August-08-14 11:03 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: iframes

Hi everybody,

I want to integrate an iframe into an accessible site.

As far as I know, this can be inconvenient for people using screenreaders. I found some comments about that, most of them quite old. For me it is very difficult to use a screenreader at all. So I do not know, how it feels for a everyday screenreader user, to navigate on a page with an iframe.

To make one thing clear: it's about two or three iframes on a site, never more than one on a single page.

For example it would be a great thing to build one single contact form and use it in a lot of sites via https.

So is this still a problem today?

Thanks for your answers!

Marc


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