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Re: Is embedded audio helping accessibility?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 08:36:10 -0700
Message-Id: <a05100310b78f237ec1a3@[]>
To: <mpodd@iqnetcom.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 11:03 AM -0500 2001/8/02, Michelle Podd wrote:
>So my question to the list is this:  Is the use of an audio embed (with an
>on/off switch) that reads the content of the web page a help or a hinderance
>to accessibility? Is there an audience for this type of application?

Assuming it's coded sensibly, it's roughly neutral, but tends to be more
of a "help" than a "hindrance".  It's usually true that most users with
special needs have assistive technology, but not always.  There are certain
user groups -- e.g. people who can't read as well -- who could benefit
from what you describe.

The whole trick is in the "coding sensibly" caveat. ;)


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
Tel +1 949-567-7006
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