hascherdss at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 10:49:37 PDT 2008
Thanks for the information! I'll pass the info along to the group.
Have a great weekend, one and all!
On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Terrill Thompson <tft at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> Hi Heidi,
> add widgets to their sites. With tools like these developers can add complex
> interactive features to their web sites just by plugging in code from the
> libraries, rather than writing it from scratch themselves. This has
> potential to be a good thing for accessibility: If the libraries are
> accessible, then anyone who uses them ends up with accessible features on
> their website, even developers who wouldn't otherwise have thought much
> about accessibility. However, if the libraries are not accessible, the
> opposite is true.
> There are folks who are working diligently to ensure accessibility of some
> of the most popular libraries, including JQuery. I'm not sure what the
> status is of this work, but here are some helpful links:
> JQuery accessibility group:
> Dojo Toolkit Accessibility:
> I think Dojo was the first to include accessibility, and seems from my
> perspective to still be leading the pack:
> Yahoo! User Interface
> They announced yesterday that "a handful of features" include support for
> Terry Thompson
> Technology Accessibility Specialist
> DO-IT, Accessible Technology
> UW Technology Services
> University of Washington
> tft at u.washington.edu
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
>> Behalf Of Heidi Scher
>> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 6:18 AM
>> To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
>> Subject: [Athen] jQuery
>> Happy Friday all!
>> Just curious if anyone has any familiarity with web design using
>> JQuery? If so, can you give me a quick idea of the accessibility
>> issues with using JQuery?
>> Using it came up at our web techs meeting yesterday - first I'd heard
>> of it, so I'm more than curious now. One person described it as using
>> JAVA but if JAVA was turned off, the HTML would still be there.
>> Enlightenment from anyone would be appreciated!
>> Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
>> Associate Director
>> Center for Educational Access
>> University of Arkansas
>> ARKU 104
>> Fayetteville, AR 72701
>> 479.575.7445 fax
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