10. Use interim solutions.

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Use interim accessibility solutions so that assistive technologies and older browsers will operate correctly.

For example, older browsers do not allow users to navigate to empty edit boxes. Older screen readers read lists of consecutive links as one link. These active elements are therefore difficult or impossible to access. Also, changing the current window or popping up new windows can be very disorienting to users who have available, but aren't using, the graphical features of the desktop environment.

Note. The following checkpoints apply until user agents and assistive technologies address these issues. These checkpoints are classified as "interim", meaning that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group considers them to be valid and necessary to Web accessibility as of the publication of this document. However, the Working Group does not expect these checkpoints to be necessary in the future, once Web technologies have incorporated anticipated features or capabilities.

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Chuck Letourneau & Geoff Freed

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

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