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

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 09:31:45 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.19991220092906.00caf340@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: <Wilsonc@Hj.com>, "'Judy Brewer'" <jbrewer@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Response in JRG:
>
>WAI User Agent Guidelines are divided into two groups: those pertaining to
>independent users agents such as web browsers and those that apply to
>dependent user agents such as screen readers, screen magnifiers and
>self-contained speech-based browsers.

JRG: The user agent guidelines only really talk about "mainstream" user
agent technology.  There is no longer any conformance statement for
"assistive technologies".  Although it would be interesting look at
conformance it an assistive technology in combination with a "main stream"
user agent technology satisfied all the checkpoint for speech or braille
rendering.

Jon

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
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