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Re: Frames and accessibility: opinions please

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 07:54:57 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200204300654.g3U6svc00336@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> More misinformation.  The 508 standard actually implies the use of
> "proprietary standards when it says: [2] 1194.21 (f) "Textual information
> shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text.
> The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text
> input caret location, and text attributes."

No.  All this is saying is that you should not make the job of a screen
reader difficult by making it have to be application aware, so, don't,
for instance hand construct a bit map of the font, but rather output
it in a way that allows it to be copied from the screen (this is always
going to be a problem area for GUIs, as the underlying text is not 
generally known to the OS; it just calls on the application to recreate
the bitmap of it when needed).
Received on Tuesday, 30 April 2002 03:43:11 UTC

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