Re: ARIA and WebAnywhere [FWD]

Thank you Gregory.


When you implement WAI-ARIA support are there any browser dependencies,
such as DOM Mutation Events, that you would be reliant on to report things
like ARIA state change information?

There has been discussion about removing Mutation Events, for performance
reasons, from browsers over time.


Rich Schwerdtfeger
CTO Accessibility Software Group

From:	"Gregory J. Rosmaita" <>
To:	Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
Date:	11/08/2010 10:37 AM
Subject:	Re: ARIA and WebAnywhere [FWD]

aloha, rich!  here is a response to my query about webanywhere -- the
reply hasn't hit the wai-xtech archives yet, so i thought i'd forward
this to you, gregory.

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From: "Jeffrey P. Bigham" <>
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <>
Sent: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 10:42:14 -0500
Subject: Re: ARIA and WebAnywhere

Hi Gregory,

WebAnywhere does not currently support ARIA, but we do have plans to
add this functionality.  We have done initial feasibility studies that
indicate that this is possible.

What kind of information would be most useful for your group?


On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Gregory J. Rosmaita <>
> note: this post has been sent to, a cross-working group
> publicly archived w3c emailing list, so as to ensure that this query
> and your reaches those in the W3C concerned with accessibility...
> aloha!
> during a recent ARIA Sub-Caucus call, the topic of cloud-based
> assistive technologies arose, and WebAnywhere was cited by
> many on the call as being a possibility -- i searched in the
> documentation available via
> and elsewhere on the webanywhere pages, but couldn't find a
> mention of ARIA ( -- does
> WebAnywhere support ARIA?  do you have a plan to integrate
> ARIA support into WebAnywhere?  are there any implementation
> details which you are able to share with the WAI?
> thank you for your assistance, gregory.
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Jeffrey P. Bigham, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
University of Rochester

Creator of WebAnywhere:
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