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Re: Accessibility of third party comment systems suchas Disqus?


From: Carin Headrick
Date: Jul 2, 2010 10:00AM

I use Echo, AKA JsKit, on my blog, and it's not the best best best, but it
is workable. I wish I could figure out why, in its latest flavour, the radio
buttons for following threads don't show up as radio buttons, nor do you
have any idea whether you have successfully clicked one...until the emails
start to come in, that is. There is an admin panel where you can ask for the
more stripped down interface, which makes it passible. All the emoticon
graphics are labeled, which is cute.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John E. Brandt" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "'WebAIM Discussion List'" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessibility of third party comment systems suchas

That's a good question. It seems that there are new ones being developed all
the time and most are using some form of scripting that make them "look"
inherently inaccessible.

And, I've read some stuff on some blogs where folks are suggesting that some
of these "free feedback forms" are full of malware and/or create endless
pop-ups with links to "questionable websites. "

John E. Brandt
Augusta, ME USA

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Peter Krantz
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 4:42 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Accessibility of third party comment systems such as


Do you know of accessibility reviews of any of the third party comment
systems (for example disqus.com and aboutecho.com)? These are gaining
popularity and are often replacing the built in comment systems in content
management systems such as Wordpress. A review could help these companies
get accessibility on the agenda and improvements would immediately be
available to thousands of websites.

I am interested in seeing if someone already did this or if we could get
some people together to do a quick review of the technical aspects.


Peter Krantz