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Re: dojo 1.0 support for AAA standards


From: Tim Harshbarger
Date: Feb 27, 2008 7:50AM


I will start by saying that I am far from an expert on Dojo or any of
the other javascript frameworks, although I have done some work with
some of them.

It should be possible to develop a website that complies with most sets
of accessibility guidelines and standards. However, the challenge is in
how you use Dojo in your design--not so much if you use Dojo.

Here are just a couple of things that occur to me at the moment.

If you need to provide an alternative to your website or application
that still works with scripting disabled, Dojo will not be able to
assist you in complying with that guideline. That's something you will
have to accomplish with your design and probably use of server side

If you are using any functionality out of the Dijit or Dojox part of
Dojo, those components may or may not be accessible.

Also, it seems to me that a fair bit of their "screen reader"
accessibility depends on the browser's support of ARIA. While things
might be different in 12 to 18 months, I think the only browser that
supports ARIA at the moment is FireFox.

I think there may be others on this list who are a lot more
knowledgeable about this than I am, so they might be able to provide
better advice.


>-----Original Message-----
>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of
>Shrirang Prakash Sahasrabudhe
>Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:15 AM
>Subject: [WebAIM] dojo 1.0 support for AAA standards
>Does Dojo1.0 fully support design/devl of AAA compliant web app?
>Any pointers in this regard would be appreciated Thanks.
>Shrirang Prakash Sahasrabudhe
>Accessibility specialist- Web 2.0 Research Lab Infosys
>Technologies Ltd- Bangalore Powered by Intellect, Driven by Values
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