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Re: Use of Citrix to provide accessibility?


From: Rebecca Ballard
Date: Dec 14, 2006 12:12PM

I'd agree with Mike. Citrix apps have been just about accessible in theory
in the last couple of years. It still in theory and doesn't by itself give



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-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Moore, Michael
Sent: 08 December 2006 17:03
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Use of Citrix to provide accessibility?

>From a quick look at the services offered by Citrix, I would say that
someone has confused providing access to an application with providing an
accessible application.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Patrick Portejoie
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 10:55 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Use of Citrix to provide accessibility?

Somebody told me that a web application that is not accessible (multiples
frames with no explicit names, no alt on images, no explicit association
between labels and form fields etc...) could become accessible (low level of
accessibility though) using Citrix
(http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/ps2/technology/index.asp). While the
whole web application code is modified for accessibility, this solution
could be used as a quick workaround.
I'm rather skeptical... I don't know how this tool could create non existent
alt or could find the relationship between a label and its field... (etc.)
Do you ever use or hear about this solution? Can it really be a quick
improvement on accessibility side? What do you think about that?

Patrick Portejoie
UI Architect / Accessibility specialist