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Re: Accessible Javascript


From: Paul Collins
Date: May 26, 2009 9:00AM

Thanks Jared, I should have guessed WebAIM would have something :)

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:18 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessible Javascript

Javascript accessibility is not quite as straightforward as HTML accessibility. There is so much you can do with javascript, which means that there are lots of potential issues. Ensuring javascript accessibility requires a good understanding of accessibility and assistive technologies in general. It usually requires actual testing to determine if the scripted content is truly accessible.

There is a good overview article that covers most of the issues on the WebAIM site at http://www.webaim.org/techniques/javascript/

Jared Smith