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Re: Re[2]: Ability taxonomy bh

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 1997 10:56:32 -0600
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19970628105631.00690870@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: dd@w3.org, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, w3c-wai-wg@w3.org
For many of the problems associated with WWW access many of the problems
can be solved and probably can only solved on the browser side.  I think a
key area for the W3C is to develop browser guidelines and
demonstrate/verify what types of browser based solutions work for people
with disabilities.  I think the guidelines need to be based on universal
design (UD) principles, which extend the capabilities of current browser
technologies.  Additional controls and views need to be a part of current
browsers.

For information on some of the features of a browser based on UD principles
see the page at: 
http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund/access-browsers.html


Here at UIUC we are working on developing a prototype accessible browser
and a demo version should be available in July to handle HTML 3.2:
http://www.als.uiuc.edu/infotechaccess/ITA-Browser.html

Does the W3C have influence with major browser developers like Netscape or
Microsoft over user interface design issues?

Jon



Jon Gunderson
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Voice: 217-244-5870
Fax: 217-333-0248
E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
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Received on Wednesday, 28 May 1997 11:57:40 GMT

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