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RE: Screen readers

From: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 03:45:10 +0800
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: "Phillip Pi" <philpi@apu.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

As I said Home Page reader is good however the problem with using it is that
it can access sites which are inaccessible without its special technology.
If a developor designs for a basic screen reader it is probable that the
site will be more accessible for morre people.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Kynn Bartlett
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 3:35 AM
To: Harry Woodrow
Cc: Phillip Pi; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Screen readers

At 11:30 AM 10/30/2001 , Harry Woodrow wrote:
>Home page Reader is nice and rather effective but it comes at a cost.  Many
>(Most?) blind people who use the web seem to use screen readers which can
>read the text off the screen but with some constraints.

I don't recommend Home Page Reader to blind people -- nor do I _not_
recommend it.  I am not qualified to recommend assistive technology
tools to people with disabilities, and so I steer far clear of doing

However, what I _am_ qualified to do is to tell web developers which
tools will help improve their web site, and HPR is an invaluable
aid in that respect if used correctly, and that is the audience for
whom I am recommending the product.


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
Received on Tuesday, 30 October 2001 14:45:30 UTC

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