Check out Derek Featherstone's follow-up to his talk at @media for
some interesting viewpoints:
http://www.boxofchocolates.ca/archives/2005/06/12/javascript-and-accessibility#more-72

1. You probably always have to do the "back end" stuff anyway, even if
you can process lots of stuff that used to be "back end" on the client
using AJAX -- what if your most important visitor has JS disabled or
something (his firewall  mabe?) breaks AJAX?

2. Some screenreaders DO detect JS-driven changes to the DOM (e.g.
JAWS using IE) but I don't think it's definite what they see and what
they don't and as far as AJAX is concerned it's early days :-)

Just my 2p ... James

On 6/29/05, Maarten Stolte <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm trying to find out if there are any resources on AJAX and accesibility.
> It seems to me that if I would employ AJAX technologies on my site to enable 
> a richer application experience, I would still need to code for 
> non-JavaScript useragents . I also think that with screenreaders, lots of 
> AJAX tricks would be hard to parse, even if such a reader would have 
> JavaScript.
> 
> Do these things hold true, and are there other things that I need to take 
> into account?
> 
> regards,
> 
> Maarten Stolte
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