[Athen] javascript help

Kilcommons,Cath cathk at cahs.colostate.edu
Fri Feb 9 10:29:22 PST 2007

Hi Stacy,
Have you seen http://www.webaim.org/techniques/javascript/summary.php?
This article also makes some very good points:
With the use of the libraries, I wonder if they are moving towards AJAX?
John Foliot has compiled some really good references on AJAX at
We always emphasize that the JS must degrade gracefully, and should be
the icing on the cake. I also have a handout from one of our
Professional Development Institute that I will try to get a copy of for


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Subject: [Athen] javascript help

Hi all --

I'm looking for some basic information on javascript and accessibility.
I'm going to be meeting with the interface designer of our learning
managment system, and it would help to know what questions to ask. I
know just a little bit about Java - just enough to know I don't know

Specifically, they are using the Javascript libraries maintained by
Yahoo (anyone know anything about those and accessibility)?

So, two questions: printed or internet javascript resources (like
Javascript Accessibility for Dummies: all you need to know as a


Any information on the Yahoo Javascript libraries.



Stacy Smith
Adaptive Technology Specialist
Disability Support Services
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Kansas State University
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