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Re: Screen reader support for browsers

From: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 03:10:15 +0100
Message-ID: <024f01c1e747$58828e90$106627d9@JChadwick>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "john_slatin" <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Yes But this is an issue which needs raising.
'where is the standardisation?'
its not much **** good if you only get one or two browsers, per reader, or
visa-versa is it?
especially if they stop working with the next roll-out.

thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
To: "john_slatin" <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 11:21 PM
Subject: Re: Screen reader support for browsers


> 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.
>
> Cheers
>
> Charles
>
> 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
>
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