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RE: Are forms accessible

From: Kasday, Leonard <kasday@att.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 12:26:06 -0500
Message-Id: <9710311729.AA03412@hoccson.ho.att.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
	A couple of thoughts on Scott's question of when forms are
accessible.

> I think the question needs to be "how accessible" rather than
> "accessible yes or no".    
> 
> One  factor is how many people are affected.   For example, if a page
> is not accessible with Explorer and Jaws but is accessible with other
> software (e.g. Lynx and JAWS, or pwWebSpeak)  the "degree of
> accessibility" depends on statistics how many people use Explorer.
> 
> Of course, we don't want to ignore a rarely used setup if it is
> essential to a particular group of people, e.g. Braille by people who
> are deaf and blind.
> 
> Does anyone know of  statistics on how many people have what setups
> with what capabilities?  And, for little used setups, how possible it
> would be for those users to switch to the more popular setups  (e.g.
> not possible for deaf individual to switch from Braille to speech)?  
> 
> Len
> 
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 31 October 1997 12:26:47 GMT

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