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Re: Javascript turned off a violation or user preference?


From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Date: Apr 23, 2015 9:05AM

On Thu, 23 Apr 2015, _mallory wrote:
> People "turning it off" are making a choice.

That choice can be accessibility-prompted, however. I toggle JS on and off all day, and the "off" states are 95% likely to be prompted by Javascript making a site inaccessible (usually javascript modal dialog boxes that pop up and can't be accessibly dismissed, but sometimes non-keyboard accessible navigation, or dynamic page elements that misbehave in the presence of keyboard focus). I understand it's rare to disable it, but the reasons can be quite relevant to accessibility.

Deborah Kaplan