Fwd: Fire Vox now works with the Accessible AJAX test cases!

David Poehlman david.poehlman at handsontechnologeyes.com
Wed Feb 7 08:08:36 EST 2007

This is the only path to firefox accessability on non windows  
platforms I know of.

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From: "Charles L. Chen" <clc at clcworld.net>
Date: January 26, 2007 8:29:14 AM EST
To: dev-accessibility at lists.mozilla.org
Subject: Fire Vox now works with the Accessible AJAX test cases!


News - January 25, 2006

New version of Fire Vox and Utils - Automatic announcements for Live  
Regions that are tagged with proper WAI-ARIA markup are now  
supported! It is important to note that only Live Regions tagged  
according to WAI-ARIA are supported; nearly all current websites that  
use AJAX are not yet tagged with WAI-ARIA as this is a very new  
standard that is still being developed. I am currently working on  
heuristics and techniques for getting untagged web pages to do  
something sensible. However, even with these limitations, this  
release marks a crucial step towards making AJAX truly accessible.

Currently, the "aaa:live" and "aaa:relevant" properties are supported.

This means that it is now possible to try out the accessible AJAX  
test cases that I'm working on and see that something reasonable  
happens. http://accessibleajax.clcworld.net/

And yes, I know that I need to add a way for users to browse the  
event history as well as have better batching for multiple events. I  
am looking into those issues.

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