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Re: Updated "How People with Disabilities Use the Web" for review in 12 March 2004 Teleconference

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 09:53:41 -0500
Message-ID: <006601c40841$cfa65f20$a201a8c0@deque.local>
To: "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Here are some comments:
1. Online shopper with cognition difficulties:  spawning new windows / Pop-ups  can be a barrier. So you can say the sites  have them or do not have them
2. For vision impaired users: 
- device dependent event triggers on forms make keyboard use impossible
- Links not grouped so skipping to content or desired group is a problem
- Text sections not marked up with headers so need to  read entire text
- required fields on forms  are bold faced or colored
- PDF files and  inaccessible Flash or multi media
3. For people with motor impairments
Ref: ". forms that cannot be tabbed through in a logical order (Note: "Tabindex" solution not yet well supported in browsers.)"
SP:Tabindex works at least with IE 5.5 and above  (more than 90% market share?)
4. For people who are deaf:
-audio webcasts that do not have transcripts  
5. Assistive Technologies and Adaptive Strategies
I think accessibility features built into OS like sticky keys, filtter keys, fontsize  and color setting, sound sentry, mouse keys are not mentioned.

General note:Will it be more helpful for all to get the documents for review at least 24 hours before the meeting  ? It will surely help me to read the doc and have my comments  ready before the meeting.
Regards,
Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer 
Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive, 
4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105 
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Judy Brewer 
  To: EOWG 
  Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 12:42 AM
  Subject: Updated "How People with Disabilities Use the Web" for review in 12 March 2004 Teleconference



  EOWG:

  I have again updated the draft of "How People with Disabilities Use the Web":
           http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/20040302.html

  The change log is up-to-date:
           http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/changelog.html

  I've incorporated some of our most recent change requests from last week, 
  and made more progress on the old change requests.

  In reviewing the document, please:
           - check for internationalization of disability terminology
           - check for gaps in assistive technology and adaptive computing
           - review the "teenager" example
           - review (again) the "supermarket assistant" example

  Thank you,

  - Judy


  -- 
  Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
  Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  MIT/CSAIL Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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