[dojo-contributors] Accessibility issues with the use of CSS background images

Tom Trenka ttrenka at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 18:43:13 EDT 2006


Do you have an example of high contrast mode somewhere?  I've never
seen Phark under those conditions...


On 6/22/06, Becky Gibson <Becky_Gibson at notesdev.ibm.com> wrote:
> Jon Sykes wrote:
> >+1 for phark revisited (it currently only fails in Images off, Css
> >'fully' on) which is a pretty crazy browser setup.
> When I test the phark revisited method in high contrast mode the text is
> not visible because CSS positioning is still honored in this mode. This
> will work for screen reader users but not high contrast users.
> >Surely there must be a level of accessibility where the above just
> >renders in traditional format, say as an input field, or a drop down
> >list?
> I agree that it is fine to use the traditional controls to provide
> accessibility but many of the widgets do not have a traditional
> equivalent.  The slider functionality can be provided via a set of input
> fields but I'm not sure how to provide tab panels or tree controls?  Also,
> how does the user request that version of the controls - I was assuming no
> JavaScript enabled but, being a dojo newbie, I may be missing something.
> Becky Gibson
> Web Accessibility Architect
> IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
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