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Re: Google translate


From: Ryan Hemphill
Date: Jan 26, 2012 5:33PM

Well, it would requiring testing for something like that. The major thing I
could see getting in the way is the way that JAWS can sometimes have
problems because it pulls its content by 2 means in IE, that being MSAA and
screen scraping the DOM. Whether or not this is a problem for your
implementation is something that you can test for - I wouldn't know off
hand, but most of the work that Google does is through XML/XSLT transforms,
and I've seen plenty of cases where JAWS gets a little upset about that.

My suggestion - just give it a try. If you have some dynamic content that
is already loading up on the page, you might have more problems - but
there's only one way to know for certain.

Good luck,


On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Michelangelo Iaffaldano <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hello, my company wants to add a Google Translate widget to all of its
> pages. Does it have adverse effects for accessibility? Here is an example
> of what I am talking about:
> http://www.healthandsafetyontario.ca/Resources/Topics/Machines,-Tools---Equipment.aspx
> The widget itself is no big deal but I am concerned about the redrawn
> (translated) page. Any thoughts? Regards,
> Michelangelo
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