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Braillesurf [was Can't see selection highlights

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 14:49:11 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19990723143447.010cfadc@pop3.concentric.net>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Charles,

Thanks for the info on Braillesurf.  I'll look into it.

For other interested folks, the web page is

http://www.braillenet.jussieu.fr/surf.htm

this web page is in French, but people who, like me, can't read French, can
get a French translation via the free Systran service

http://www.systransoft.com/h.htm

Len




At 12:29 PM 7/22/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Len,
>
>there is another browser, braillesurf, fromm the braillenet project in
>France, which provides very good highlighting not just of links but also of a
>cursor used for reading of the whole document.
>
>And are you aware that it is very easy (at least in Unix versions - I have
>not tried it in Windows/Mac versions) to add audio players, image/movie
>viewers, etc to Lynx? It actually inorporates a number of strategies which
>are very helpful in dealing with poorly-designed web content.
>
>Although neither of those things may answer your original question.
>
>Charles McCN
>
>On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>
>  The major browsers, Navigator, Explorer, Opera, allow you to tab through
>  links.  This is crucial for people who have difficulty with a mouse.
>  
>  You can see where you are clearly with Opera but it's hard to see for
>  Navigator and Explorer, even for people with average vision.  So a person
>  who doesn't have access to Opera, e.g. at a public library, is out of luck.
>  
>  Is there a way to make the highlight easier to see?
>  
>  Putting windows in high contrast mode helps sometimes, but not always.  For
>  example, at least in black on white mode, it doesn't work with the blue
>  bordered buttons at
>  
>  http://www.research.temple.edu/
>  
>  Also, this mode loses colors and magifies the text.
>  
>  Lynx is also superb in this respect... but not usable of course with the
>  many pages that faill to follow accessibility guidelines.
>  
>  Len
>  -------
>  Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
>  Universal Design Engineer, Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
>  Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering
>  Temple University
>  
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>  
>
>--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
>phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://www.w3.org/People/Charles
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>
>
>
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Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Universal Design Engineer, Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering
Temple University

Ritter Hall Annex, Room 423, Philadelphia, PA 19122
kasday@acm.org        
(215} 204-2247 (voice)
(800) 750-7428 (TTY)
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