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Re: mac and accessibility - slightly ot

From: Jo Miller <jo@bendingline.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 12:27:37 -0400
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At 8:52 -0700 10/5/01, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>At 08:41 AM 10/5/2001 , Anthony Quinn wrote:
>>Hi Folks,
>>
>>I've attempted to research accessibility guidelines and support on the Mac.
>>I found this link to a very general article which is really all about 508
>>and web accessibility http://developer.apple.com/internet/_html/access.html
>>
>>Also, I tried to find information in the Apple Developer site (I signed up)
>>and there's noting in there. If someone was designing an interface for the
>>Mac, where would they go for specifics on making it accessible?
>>
>>Or is there any support for accessibility in the Mac OS at all?
>
>My understanding is that Mac accessibility is quite limited.


Joe Clark wrote about Mac accessibility in TidBits a while back:
http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tbart=06311

Universal Access and OSX:
http://www.apple.com/disability/

In the area of web accessibility, I would note that IE5.x for Mac 
allows easy one-click resizing of ALL text, regardless of what units 
the web author has used to specify his font sizes (we're still 
waiting for this feature in IE-Windows). And text-to-speech has been 
built into the Mac OS for a long while now (yes, I know its 
limitations).

David Pogue, a Macworld columnist who has repetitive-motion disorder 
and relies on voice commands to work on his Mac, wrote an article 
about voice recognition and device-independent input a couple of 
years ago -- I'll try to find the reference.

Jo Miller
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