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Re: Accessible Chatroom Techniques

From: Hiroshi Kawamura <hkawa@attglobal.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 16:42:39 +0900
Message-ID: <002101c0ca36$a5cfaef0$1a01a8c0@Xr7s>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear Joel:

Could you tell me the product names of HTML based chat client software?

The Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD)
has been developing IRC based accessible chat software.  We integrate
realtime caption support for deaf clients and refreshable braille support
for deaf-blind braille users.  There is also a special adaptation for
realtime typists.
So far we have developed a prototype IRC based realtime caption reader for
deaf-blind users.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Sanda" <joels@ecollege.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2001 4:33 AM
Subject: Accessible Chatroom Techniques

> Is anyone aware of accessible chat room software? Of all the chat rooms
> tested recently, all seem to have essential features that violate several
> WCAG Priority 1 Recommendations (for example auto-refreshing content for
> room participants and their status).
> A possible solution for visually impaired users is to use email, and
> copy everyone, but then it's not a chat room and an email list.
> Any thoughts on that? I tested "HTML based" chat rooms (as opposed to
> JavaScript and Java versions) and the auto-refreshing content is real
> troublesome with screen readers. Though I was able to overcome some of
> using JAWs PC cursor mode, I still had to have vision to see where to move
> the cursor to.
> Thanks! - Joel
> Joel Sanda
> Quality Assurance Manager
> -------------------------------------------------------www.eCollege.com
> eCollege
> joels@ecollege.com
> p. 303.873.7400 x 3021
> m 303.883.4468
> f. 303.873.7449
> > "Educators Working for Educators"
> >
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