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RE: Testing Setup for Accessible Web Sites/Applications

From: Jamie Fox <jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 09:46:58 -0500
Message-ID: <01BF5698.A59B4F60.jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
To: "'Reidy Brown'" <rbrown@blackboard.com>, "'EASI-ED3 EASI Online Workshop: Creating Accessible HTML'" <EASI-ED3@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Cc: "Disacc@Onelist. Com" <disacc@onelist.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
For a blindness simulation get some screen reading software (JAWS etc) or a 
voice browser (PW Webspeak) and try to use the site with the monitor turned 
The user experience of some other physical disabilities may be simulated by 
not using the mouse at all and relying on the keyboard exclusively.
These two tests can be very enlightening.

-Jamie Fox

-----Original Message-----
From:	Reidy Brown [SMTP:rbrown@blackboard.com]
Sent:	Tuesday, January 04, 2000 9:09 AM
To:	'EASI-ED3 EASI Online Workshop: Creating Accessible HTML'
Cc:	Disacc@Onelist. Com; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject:	Testing Setup for Accessible Web Sites/Applications

I am setting up a computer as an accessibility testbed for the web
developers in our company. What hardware and software do I need? What are
the most common setups for people with various disabilities? (I know this 
a complex question, but I'd appreciate any input.)

I suspect that the software version number is as important and the software
type... how far back do I need to go? (Most of our users are in the higher
education field.)


Reidy Brown
Accessibility Coordinator/
Senior Web Application Developer
Received on Tuesday, 4 January 2000 09:44:21 UTC

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