Proposals/SVG2 Accessibility

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Introduction

SVG2 is designed to be accessible. For example:

  • graphical text is stored in the DOM
  • filter effects provide graphical richness without resorting to inaccessible raster graphics
  • keyboard navigation is provided
  • long descriptions and titles can be provided
  • ARIA is supported

Aims

There is a need for a document, aimed at the authoring community and also at developers of accessibility helpers, that specifically calls out these features, and gives examples of how to use them well.

This document would not contain normative descriptions of the SVG features; the SVG2 specification would be linked to as the primary reference.