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Re: Distractions & Edge: the New Browser from MS

From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:26:09 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEsWMvTXFXGAyat2co1nTSsxY4Zzom7LHcwWjD1ifqTr5CZRTw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anthony Doran <t.doran@texthelp.com>
Cc: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
I've been using Edge for a while on the WIndows 10 Preview and I think
the "distraction free" bit boils down to a) a nice clean UI and b) a
reading mode.

Cortana (the voice controlled assistant) will be built in too.
Currently I've had little luck with Cortana on Windows 10 desktop but
I think the UK build is behind the US one.

I agree it's great they are going in the right direction.

Also for developers project Oxford looks like providing services
useful for improved a11y (on Azure, the MS cloud platform, of course)

Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

On 30 April 2015 at 10:54, Anthony Doran <t.doran@texthelp.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>     An interesting coincidence - I've been looking at distraction on the web
> and then this comes out:
> http://www.winbeta.org/news/how-microsofts-edge-browser-enables-new-and-exciting-experiences-web
> Distraction free reading!?! Not sure if this is really real time or just for
> offline...but it does mean the big players are paying attention to the
> impact of distractions and how much of a real problem they make for some.
> Thanks, T
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