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More Buzz: DOM Scripting Task Force Launched

July 18, 2005
Web Standards Project

Hot on the heels of the Web Standards Project‘s announcement of the Accessibility Task Force comes the announcement of the DOM Scripting Task Force (DSTF).

After June’s @media conference, there was a meetup of several JavaScript minds organized by Peter-Paul Koch (ppk). It was an absolute pleasure to have been invited along to the meetup by my friend, and fellow DOM Scripting believer/advocate Jeremy Keith. There was much enthusiasm, much excitement, and much work to be done. Shortly thereafter, an informal group became the DOM Scripting Task Force.

The members of the DSTF have been busy so far, including setting up a placeholder site for the DOM Scripting Task Force that will allow us to communicate with other developers and produce a top-notch resource for all things DOM Scripting.

I’ll be working on many things for both the DSTF and the Accessibility Task Force. I’ll be working as a liaison between the two task forces to help ensure that the scripting solutions that we advocate are as accessible as possible, and that we work with vendors of assistive technology to help them be fully aware of web standards-based DOM Scripting techniques so their assistive technology such as screen readers can respond to scripting in an appropriate way.

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