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From: Sven Jenzer
Date: May 28, 2009 3:05AM


We are also looking for clear criterias "How to meet" WCAG-2
Success-Criterias concerning JavaScript.
There is a big chance to make JS applicable in accessibile websites. But
who defines it?
I suppose one has to define clear and short recommendations for the
success-criterias like this:
http://www-03.ibm.com/able/guidelines/web/webscripts.html

combined with user-tests by using defined representative infrastructure
f.e.:
win xp, ie6, ie7, fff3, JAWS 8, JAWS 9, ZoomText, keyboard-access.

with these two components Webapps using JS can be evaluated as WCAG-2
conform.

what do you think about?


Sven Jenzer
www.access-for-all.ch


PS: The WebAIM article is a very good overview.


Jared Smith schrieb:
> 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
> WebAIM
>