Google Chrome accessibility commitment

Google has committed to supporting MSAA and WAI-ARIA in Google Chrome.

When it comes to accessibility the right strategy is generally cooperation. It’s hard enough even with that!

Engineers from Mozilla, IBM, Apple, Microsoft and Opera are already working together on how to best expose Web 2.0 via platform accessibility APIs. Let’s hope that the Google Chrome team will join the general effort to harmonize web accessibility technologies.

UPDATE: Jonas Klink from Google will join the WAI-ARIA browser harmonization effort!

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2 Responses to Google Chrome accessibility commitment

  1. there are so many advantages and features with Chrome, such as it’s speed, for example; now if only they would take care it’s flighty cookie management…

  2. Frankly after reading the comic I can only expect Google to jump head first into any and every open standard development or implementation that they possibly can.

    If they can open it up a bit more, finish the Linux version, allow themes and extensions, and attract a lot of good attention from the Firefox extension development community (Noscript ala Giorgo, Adblock Plus, More of the Firebug and web developer functionality) then I’m there! In a big way.

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