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Is Vaadin, Section 508 compliant?

Ravi Jain
1 decade ago Jan 31, 2012 4:24am
Charles Anthony
1 decade ago Jan 31, 2012 7:51am


I don't believe Vaadin is explicitly 508 compliant, no; here is an article Fredrik wrote concerning Vaadin & Accessibilty. Essentially, it is possible to develop a largely accessible application, but most of the responsibilty is on you as a developer to ensure that it is so.

Vaadin is significantly dependent upon GWT components. GWT 2.0.3 is not totally compliant with ARIA & Section 508; here's a recent article on GWT Accessibility. Until GWT itself is compliant, Vaadin is unlikely to be.

Hope that hopes a little



Last updated on Jan, 31st 2012
Ravi Jain
1 decade ago Jan 31, 2012 11:21am
Joonas Lehtinen
1 decade ago Jan 31, 2012 4:08pm

We plan to support both WAI-ARIA and Section 508 in Vaadin 7. The work on support is likely to begin quite late in the Vaadin 7 development cycle - most probably in the summer.

Relevant tickets to follow:

Vaadin uses almost none of the GWT widget implementations (rich text area being an exception), so GWT not supporting WAI-ARIA should not block Vaadin from supporting these standards.

Ravi Jain
1 decade ago Feb 01, 2012 6:59am