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Re: Accessibility of third party comment systems such asDisqus?


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Jul 2, 2010 2:45PM

I have had some recent bad experiences with web sites allowing using
existing credentials. Facebook leaves much to be desired when it comes to
screen reader accessibility due to the layout and graphics. I have found one
web site that I could no longer access because they were exclusively
allowing use of credentials from other sites that I do not use due to
accessibility and other issues. While this trend may be beneficial in some
instances it needs to be watched carefully.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Krantz" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 7:25 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessibility of third party comment systems such

> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 16:10, John E. Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> 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. "
> I am fairly sure that isn't the case with Disqus or Echo. They seem to
> be very reputable. Some things they have in common are:
> 1. They require javascript to work. Website owners place a script in
> the webpage to make it commentable.
> 2. They allow users to use existing credentials from other apps such
> as Gmail and Facebook. This removes the need for CAPTCHA protection
> (which is good).
> 3. They allow for threaded comments with at least visual display of
> the comment hierarchy. This may make discussions easier to understand.
> Regards,
> Peter