[wp-hackers] AJAX / JS libraries

Andy Skelton skeltoac at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 01:07:09 GMT 2006

On 4/23/06, Andrew Krespanis <leftjustified at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...] it is more important that developers
> who are writing these new JS features make themselves aware of the
> issues faced by dissabled users _before_ implementing said features :)

The issues were fully known when the Widgets plugin was developed and
released. There did not exist any keyboard-accessible libraries that
did what I required, so I went ahead with something that works for
most people. I blogged the feature request, emailed James and even
spoke with him in person about the need. When he has released a stable
version that does what we require, it will replace Scriptaculous in
the Widgets plugin.

The blind user I mentioned does have a working interface for moving
and adjusting his widgets: he can email me. It's slower but it works
and he's happy with it.

Not that I need to defend Widgets from anyone, but I want to convey
that the lack of a 100% accessible tool should not be used to stop


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