W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-gl@w3.org > April to June 2002

Re: Screen reader support for browsers

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 18:21:22 -0400 (EDT)
To: john_slatin <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
cc: "'w3c-wai-gl@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0204181816180.13613-100000@tux.w3.org>
As far as I know, Outspoken supports any browser, since they base their model
on what is pushed to the screen. Likewise I think mercator (Solaris) did
that. I am pretty sure Gnopernicus works with something other than IE (since
I am pretty sure there is no IE for GNOME, among other things).

Emacspeak works like a new-generation screenreader - rather than strictly
reading the screen it hooks into the underlying system (in this case emacs)
to make an audio desktop. It can support at least emacs/W3 browser and Lynx,
although there are other browsers that can be run under emacs I believe.



On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, john_slatin wrote:

  For what it's worth, I just checked with both Freedom Scientific and GW
  Micro and *neither* of them supports Opera or Lynx, or for that matter
  anything other than IE.  I have a query out to DolphinUSA about HAL.

  This strikes me as impoverished, to say the least.


  John Slatin, Ph.D.
  Director, Institute for Technology & Learning
  University of Texas at Austin
  FAC 248C, Mail code G9600
  Austin, TX 78712
  ph 512-495-4288, f 512-495-4524
  email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu <mailto:jslatin@mail.utexas.edu>
  web http://www.ital.utexas.edu <http://www.ital.utexas.edu/>

Charles McCathieNevile    http://www.w3.org/People/Charles  phone: +61 409 134 136
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative     http://www.w3.org/WAI  fax: +33 4 92 38 78 22
Location: 21 Mitchell street FOOTSCRAY Vic 3011, Australia
(or W3C INRIA, Route des Lucioles, BP 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France)
Received on Thursday, 18 April 2002 18:21:22 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:33:41 UTC