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Corda.com (was Re www.popchart.com -- 508-compliant solution for data-driven gra phics)

From: Kelly Ford <kelly@kellford.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 14:39:37 -0400 (EDT)
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0104181434060.2909-100000@ns.shellworld.net>
Exploring this site for just a quick second, in particular the example
linked from the home page, is an example of why it is critical to test for
accessibility with multiple accessibility products.  When I visited the
example with JAWS, I experienced not only a D-link to the chart
description but also a long image map that had no titles or alt tags.
With Window-Eyes this image map was not present.  I didn't go into detail
to examine why JAWS found it and Window-Eyes didn't.

On David's specific Excel point, accessibility shouldn't require me to
have not only the web browser but also now an expensive spreadsheet

I hadn't heard of this technology before.  I'd love to see how it does on
more examples, in particular something like a stock or temperature graph
if it could even do that sort of description.

On Wed, 18 Apr 2001, David Poehlman wrote:

> actually, if you mark a chart up appropriately in excell, the screen
> readers of today will work just fine with it.  I tried to download their
> evaluation version but the form was not marked up propperly and then it
> said something about right clicking on the appropriate element.  They
> are off to a great start.  They should also bear in mind that their
> software meeds to be accessible as well as their web site but their web
> site is exempt from 508.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peach Lynda L Contr 96 CG/SCTOA" <lynda.peach@eglin.af.mil>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 2:07 PM
> Subject: Re www.popchart.com -- 508-compliant solution for data-driven
> gra phics
> I received the following info this morning in email.  Price is fairly
> steep
> but it might do what you are needing.
> CORDA Technologies has released a solution that allow the visually
> impaired
> to "see" charts and graphs. PopChart [D] is the first product to
> automatically make charts and graphs compliant with section 508 of the
> Federal Accessibility Act. For more information click on the link:
> <http://www.corda.com/press/press-04-16-01.cfm> or contact CORDA
> Technologies at (801) 805-9500
> Richard Lambert
> Director of Marketing
> rlambert@corda.com <mailto:rlambert@corda.com>
> (801) 805-9431
> <http://www.corda.com/>
> "Interactive Data Driven Graphics"
Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2001 14:40:23 UTC

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