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Re: Screen-reader behaviour

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 00:54:05 -0400
Message-Id: <FE9CBF5A-4570-4E71-9954-37E0FDCD60BC@comcast.net>
To: public-html@w3.org

Yes, Jaws is horrible which is why I've invested considerable time,  
effort and $ in MAC.  It doesn't have all the niceties of JAWS, but it  
works mostly well and is getting better at the important things.

On Aug 30, 2007, at 9:58 PM, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:


not to flood <wai-xtech@w3.org>]

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 04:54:16 UTC

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