Example for Checkpoint
8.1 - Make programmatic elements such as scripts and applets directly accessible or compatible with assistive technologies.

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Priority 1: if functionality is important and not presented elsewhere, and...

Priority 2: otherwise.

If an applet (created with either OBJECT or APPLET) requires user interaction (e.g., the ability to manipulate a physics experiment) that cannot be duplicated in an alternative format, make the applet directly accessible.

The accessibility of objects with their own interface is independent of the accessibility of the user agent. Accessibility must therefore be built into the objects or an alternative must be provided. If you are a programmer you should be aware of the resources available to help you ensure your programs are accessible.

For more information about accessible applets, please see:
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Chuck Letourneau & Geoff Freed

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