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Arachnophilia 5.1 Web authoring tool

From: <EDixon@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 14:02:27 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F01075B50@PBOROLOCAL>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: NOcton@rnib.org.uk
Hello,

I have recently installed the latest version of Arachnophilia (v5.1), as I
understood that this tool had a good reputation for accessibility. However I
was greatly disappointed to find that the latest version was not that
accessible.

For example when I tested it with the screen reader JAWS, I found that the
standard shortcut keys such as ALT F to bring up the file menu did not work.
Shortcut keys have been included, however the list of these seem to be
inaccessible to the screen reader JAWS. Does anyone know if it is possible
to use the latest version of this tool with a screen reader? The latest
version can be downloaded from: http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/

I have looked briefly at version 4, which seems to be much more accessible
and usable. Any comments on the tool and its accessibility would be
appreciated.

Regards

Elizabeth Dixon
iSys Analyst Evaluator
iSys, RNIB
Peterborough
Tel:01733 37 5275



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