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RE: JavaScript vs. Screen Readers

From: Ryan Jean <ryanj@disnetwork.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 09:00:55 -0400
To: "'Phill Jenkins'" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "'Michael Cooper'" <cooper@w3.org>, <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>, <jbrewer@w3.org>, <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>, <public-wai-rd@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
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No, but that is a wonderful suggestion and I will see what they say.

 

Sincerely,

Ryan Jean

Assistant IT Specialist

The Disability Network

Flint, MI

 

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From: Phill Jenkins [mailto:pjenkins@us.ibm.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 5:00 PM
To: Ryan Jean
Cc: 'Michael Cooper'; jan.richards@utoronto.ca; jbrewer@w3.org;
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org; public-wai-rd@w3.org; w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: Re: JavaScript vs. Screen Readers

 


> . . . I suggest that somehow screen readers be made compatible to read the
text 

I think that is what the screen readers have done - their model though is to
upgrade to get the new function.  Are you suggesting that they patch the
older versions?  From what I understand that is not their business model -
bug patches yes, but new feature support costs developer time and resources
that needs to get funded from somewhere - currently the only source is their
business model to charge their customers for some upgrades. 

Have you sent your request to the screen reader vendors?  What did they tell
you? 
  
Regards,
Phill Jenkins
IBM Research - Human Ability & Accessibility Center
http://www.ibm.com/able
Received on Wednesday, 13 August 2008 13:02:00 GMT

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