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Re: Mac accessibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 10:52:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <anthony@frontend.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110081044091.10980-100000@tux.w3.org>
Aaah, another claim to  be definitive. This one seems to cover most of what I
know, and everything I know that would be relevant for the articles.

Just a few thoughts to add:

It would have been nice to have a mention of the work done in WAI on
Authoring Tools as a specific area - the point is clearly made in the article
that this is a critical need.

The new SMIL 2 format (the new RealPlayer claims to support it) allows for
audio descriptions to be turned on and off seperate from captioning (in SMIL
1 you could have one or the other). But this is newer than the article,
although the drafts of the specification have been available for more than a
year (all 600-odd pages <grin/>).

CloseView is not a brilliant tool, but it does allow for changing the colours
to white-on-black. Sort of. It actually does a colour reverse, which can be
pretty odd for non "black on white" pages.

And finally Home Page Reader isn't a screen reader - it is only a browser, so
isn't useful for doing other stuff.

cheers

chaals

On Sat, 6 Oct 2001, Joe Clark wrote:

  of articles in Tidbits
  <http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tbser=1189>.
Received on Monday, 8 October 2001 10:53:01 GMT

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