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Edward Cossette <[log in to unmask]>
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Edward Cossette <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:59:17 -0500
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on 12/21/00 9:39 AM, Jonathan Segal at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> Accessibility issues often arise as well when pop-up windows are used. Most
> likely, a window spawned via javascript (or similar method) won't be
> recognized by screen readers. That alone might be a good argument for
> avoiding them.
Yes, that was my main concern.

One way we are considering getting around this is to offer a "textbook
customization" page/interface that would allow the user to opt out of the
"popup for examples" default and instead would just display the page with
all of the examples in the main content flow.  This would create the longer
page we are trying to avoid, but would allow those with screen readers a
better situation.

Ideally, this customization page would also for other options such as
choosing to not load bandwidth heavy interactive elements (Flash/Director)
as well as allowing for alternative text displays.



Edward Cossette

Senior Multimedia Developer

"Macromedia E-Learning Innovation Award Winner."

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