Membership Tool design meeting
Michael S Elledge
elledge at msu.edu
Fri Nov 30 20:09:47 UTC 2007
Are you asking if JAWS reads the specifications "popup"? If so, it
doesn't. :-) Although it did read across the page which was strange, as
it was on a single line.
Marc Brierley wrote:
> Though I put in no labels for navigation purposes, I did put the
> content for the layer next to the Hide/Show controller remembering
> some accessibility advice about that awhile ago. Then the screen
> reader (I know, just one modality) would get the content inline, right?
> [adding accessibility list, for reference:
>> The mockups are here:
> On Nov 30, 2007, at 9:15 AM, Colin Clark wrote:
>> Adam Marshall wrote:
>> Good point. While I think graceful degradation is a very useful
>> technique for backwards compatibility, the argument about turning off
>> WCAG 1.0 was written back in the late '90s, when certain screen
>> readers had trouble with certain types of scripts. For years now,
>> this incompatibility has been resolved.
>> If done right, and carefully marked up with additional semantics such
>> as those in the Accessible Rich Internet Applications spec, I think
>> DHTML will make Web applications more accessible than ever. We have
>> to be very careful to think of keyboard accessibility, flexible
>> layouts, high contrast styles, and live regions. But it's very
>> Fluid is specifically pursuing this approach, building components and
>> a framework that make it easier to build accessible DHTML.
>> We shouldn't let WCAG 1.0's dated requirements stop us from using
>> developers, providing an overview of DHTML techniques:
>> --Colin Clark
>> Technical Lead, Fluid Project
>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
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