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Re: Table accessibility (was Re: headers attribute)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 18:43:49 +0200
Message-ID: <d73ebd25b3c392e600c5861398828f96@10013.local>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

On 2007-06-04 19:22:19 +0200 Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:

>> Does VoiceOver make use of the speech module of CSS?
> 
> VoiceOver does use different tones and speaking speeds at times, but  
> it does 
> not support aural CSS.
> 
>> For instance, it could seem natural to present the cell  
>> associations 
>> (which in HTML4 is not limited to header associations)  with another 
>> voice 
>> than the text of the actual cell one are  reading. Then users could 
>> fast 
>> get an overview of who the HEADERS  cells are, (without having to 
>> listen to 
>> TH cell coordinates etc).  Thus the user could hear the associated 
>> header-like cells in a  different tone from the the cell he is 
>> actually 
>> reading.As such,  headers should be available for voice styling via 
>> CSS.

[snip]

> Interesting idea but I don't think it would be especially helpful to 
> VoiceOver in improving table support.

 From 
<http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_jaws610fea.asp>:

New Voice for Table Headers

In Microsoft Word and Excel, JAWS now 
reads row and column headers for tables in a different voice. To 
change this voice, open the Set Options menu in Configuration Manager 
and choose Voice Aliases. Select "HeaderVoice" and choose the Modify 
button.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Tuesday, 5 June 2007 16:44:07 GMT

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