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Re: Introduction to AT Vendors - On the right track?

From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 16:49:37 -0500
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To: <Wilsonc@Hj.com>
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At 17/12/99 03:29 PM , Wilson Craig wrote:
>
>Any and all feedback is welcome.
>

Hi Wilson...

As I recall, the rationale for you "volunteering" to write this
introduction went something like this: "There are guidelines for content
developers, guidelines for browser developers, guidelines for authoring
tool developers, but nothing specifically aimed at assistive device
developers, so it might be a good idea to spin an introductory blurb that
would engage that group."  I hope you will correct me if I have the sense
of it wrong.

One point that bothers me is that you appear to use the phrase "assistive
technology vendors" interchangeably with "assistive technology developers"
and I think you should stick exclusively to the latter.  (If you are
looking for a synonym, try "AT maker" or "AT creator".)

While I am not quite a certain as William Loughborough that developers of
Assistive Technology are as well educated about the W3C/WAI as they ought
to be, I would hope that at least the ones developing AT to use with the
Web are.

I do agree however this introduction may hard to place in the growing WAI
"background information" library.  Was this project struck with the goal of
eventually having "entry-portals" for target audiences (e.g. AU developers,
UA developers, etc.) that would list or highlight such information and
resources that are of immediate interest to that audience?  If so, then
"target-specific" introductions are valid. 

Regards,
Chuck Letourneau


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