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Re: Testing web page accessibility by phone

From: Jerry Weichbrodt <gerald.g.weichbrodt@ived.gm.com>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 08:29:41 -0400
Message-ID: <004001c2070c$81ad3790$1c89ac82@GMTC.MPG.GM.COM>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I think you're right.  What it comes down to is that nobody will be able to
use all of the "curb cuts" you include in your web page (perhaps we could
use a more all-inclusive term like "user conveniences?"), but the more
accommodation nicities are included, the more likely that Joe or Jill user
will find those particular nicities that he/she likes/wants/needs.


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
To: "Jerry Weichbrodt" <gerald.g.weichbrodt@ived.gm.com>;
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: Testing web page accessibility by phone

> interesting point Jerry!
> This harkens back to my point of "vallidation" with which I was putting
> forward the crazy notion that doing it right to begin with makes a huge
> difference.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jerry Weichbrodt" <gerald.g.weichbrodt@ived.gm.com>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 7:57 AM
> Subject: Re: Testing web page accessibility by phone
> I wonder how much of this depends on the user agent, by which I mean the
> combination of the web browser and screen reader.  As a specific
> example,
> ever since JAWS for Windows discovered how to grab headings (*real*
> headings
> with numbers, not just over-sized type that web designers like to
> pretend
> are headings) and present them in a list with the ability to move
> immediately to a heading, I have suddenly become very enthusiastic about
> proper use of headings to mark off important section divisions in a web
> page.  Prior to the heading support, I have to confess that headings
> didn't
> do much for me because they were essentially indistinguishable from
> other
> stuff on the page.  It makes a big difference, to me anyway, if you can
> gain
> some sort of hierarchical view of a web page rather than just the
> classic
> never-ending linear version.
> In summary, how a web page "stacks up" may be surprisingly dependent on
> the
> browser/screen reader used to view it.  Just my two cents, and hopefully
> not
> too far off the mark.
> Regards,
> Jerry
Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2002 08:29:02 UTC

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