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Re: ASCII Ribbon Campaign

From: claude sweet <sweetent@home.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 14:00:28 -0800
Message-ID: <3BDF22FC.9060402@home.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Please excuse my ignorance, I lack a programing background and thought 
someone on this list might have an answer.

The first word processor I used required the insertion of codes to 
produce various effects - bold, italic words, etc.

This concept, if technically feasible, would allow the person creating 
the content to control what text/graphics would be read by the screen 
reader.

All a person would have to do would be to insert a specific start and 
stop command to instruct screen reading software to skip the content 
between these commands.

This approach would eliminate all of the problems associated with 
attempting to render graphics and text that would cause confusion if 
attempted to be converted into sound.

Claude Sweet
San Diego, CA


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Phillip Pi
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 3:13 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: ASCII Ribbon Campaign

DOH! I guess my ASCII art is considered an accessibility barrier too. 
[runs away] Actually, what happens if a screen reader or any other
device attempts to read my signature?
Received on Tuesday, 30 October 2001 17:07:54 GMT

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