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Re: acceptable fallbacks [was: Re: Is longdesc a good solution? ...]

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 17:26:11 -0400
Message-ID: <C175E2A851B14B62BA967180209E9E4D@HANDS>
To: "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>, "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "'Jim Jewett'" <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Hi Justin,

In some of my environments, there is no sound card.  I have someone read the 
screen for me.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>
To: "'David Poehlman'" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>; "'Henri 
Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>; "'Jim Jewett'" <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>; <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:37 AM
Subject: RE: acceptable fallbacks [was: Re: Is longdesc a good solution? 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of David Poehlman
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:06 AM
> To: Henri Sivonen; Jim Jewett
> Cc: HTML WG; wai-xtech@w3.org
> Subject: Re: acceptable fallbacks [was: Re: Is longdesc a good
> solution? ...]
>
>
> per the last item, I don't have a sound card rendering me both deaf and
> blind so Please make the appropriate substitution in your reference?

Without a sound card, how are you using a screen reader? Indeed, without a
sound card, how would a blind user use a computer? I am not being facetious,
I am curious, because I cannot imagine how that would work, and know this is
a crucial part of coming up with a good solution here. Is there something
like a Braille printer that you would use to get the output (or maybe even a
mechanical screen that displayed Braille for you to read)?

J.Ja
Received on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 21:28:38 UTC

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