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Re: internet explorer crashes when running jaws


From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Date: Dec 14, 2008 10:25AM

Aaron Cannon wrote:
> I would actually have to disagree somewhat with the assertion:
> "If you are attempting to achieve accessibility within an AJAX application without implementing ARIA you are unlikely to achieve much success."
> While I do believe that ARIA is a much better option, it is not always an impossible task to make a dynamic web application accessible to screen reader users. Of course, a lot depends on what the application needs to do, and many common AJAXish behaviors are impossible to make accessible without ARIA, but many other AJAX-based features can be made to work just fine.
> Of course, it's difficult to get specific without knowing what you're actually trying to do, but I wouldn't just dismiss the possibility of making a dynamic application accessible to screen reader users without some investigation first.

Agreed. See, for example:




Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis