Thread Subject: Re: 1194.22(l) scripting
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From: Barrett, Don
Date: Tue, Jun 05 2007 3:35 PM
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I am worried that if scripts are not specifically mentioned, vendors who
are looking for a way out due to time and budget constraints will argue
that they are not covered. Perhaps I should review the standards you
mention, but I really want an ironclad assurance that scripts are
included in what is already there if we leave them out of the proposals
Section 508 Coordinator
U.S. Department of Education
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Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 5:25 PM
To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee
Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] 1194.22(l) scripting
We have a general provision on applications, and another on content,
that I think together cover this scenario. It doesn't matter whether
the (web) content was created by a script or not.
As to this example you propose, as it only singles out one aspect of
what needs to be provided (the functional text) I think it muddies the
water rather than helping things.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> I would support adding the scripting requirement as stated in the
> "Proposal to add: For example, when pages utilize scripting languages
> to display content, or to create interface elements, the interactive
> functionality is operable using only the keyboard.
> Proposal to add another example after the frames example: When pages
> utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface
> elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified
> with functional text that can be read by assistive technology."