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Re: Screen-reader behaviour

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 03:58:20 +0200
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At 13:18 -0400 UTC, on 2007-08-30, Al Gilman wrote:

[...]

> There are two reasons why the things the WAI asks for sound very
> abstract:
>
> 1) people with disabilities vary widely in their needs, and there are
> years of experience in assistive technology and universal design
> that have gone into distilling a common-mode abstraction of what
> the client side needs from the content production and server segment.

Are you saying you have input from real actual flesh and blood developers of
Jaws and such? Can you get them to participate in the HTML WG? The theory is
important, but without input from the practice side, we aren't going to get
anywhere. What Gregory just explained about Jaws 8 looks even more horrible
than what I'd seen of it (Jaws 4). We need to know why Jaws is so horrible,
or else we can't do much for it.


-- 
Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
Received on Friday, 31 August 2007 02:03:28 UTC

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