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Re: Screen Reader Research Help

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 17:04:28 -0500 (EST)
To: Craig Wilson <ccwilson@e-strats.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.05.9811101653590.10472-100000@shell.clark.net>
Hello Craig!
I took a look at your web site and the accessibility portion has all you
really need in the way of guidelines and being on this list will yeild for
you several individuals with special browsing and other interface issues.
In addition, I cannot resist pointing you to another person with your same
name at a company which has done a lot of work in the field of access on
and off the web.
Henter-joyce Inc. Has produced most likely the most versatile general text
to braille and speech pc interface to daye.  Their sales manager shares
your name if I remember correctly.  Our goal which you should keep in mind
though is to produce a method of page authoring and interfacing that is
independant of what you use for that purpose.  If I use netscape or ie or
xyz browser, I should be able to access all components of a site with no
help from my aid except for that which is normally rendered that being to
make it possible for me to interface with the document or applete in my
own special way.
you can reach henter joyce however at:
or by contacting:
I believe they have a timed evaluation package such that it will expire on
a given date.
Thanks for asking.

On Mon, 9 Nov 1998, Craig Wilson wrote:

_We are a new Web development company and we want to be able to offer
_accessible versions of all sites we create. There don't seem to be a lot of
_developers who are explicitly including this in their development services.
_In order to do this, we want to start down the path of testing pages with a
_screen reader. Eventually we would like to develop the capability of
_performing usability testing on multiple platforms with a variety of
_software. We are, however, still on the learning curve about many of the
_accessibility issues and are not in the position at the moment to make the
_kind of financial investment we would ultimately like to make.
_Can anyone sugggest:
_What would be a good first purchase of screen reading software/synthesizer
_hardware for the Windows platform?
_Any resources we might consult that would give us access to reviews and/or
_user feedback about such products? Data about product useage?
_Any other list or forum through which we might communicate with screen
_reader users?
_Thanks in advance,
_Craig Wilson
_Craig Wilson                            e-strats, inc.
_415-434-2728                 San Francisco, CA
_                http://www.e-strats.com

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