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Re: Testing web page accessibility by phone

From: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 08:38:26 -0700
Message-Id: <200205311538.g4VFcQLd015557@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: phoenixl@sonic.net, poehlman1@comcast.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


Her observations on the time issue are quite interesting and are similar
to some other comments that have been sent to me by blind people.
I asked her permission to post her note as more information for
people to consider on the issues.

A question to consider is how much do blind people want to put into
learning their access technology.  A goal should be to make things as
simple as possible.

I've been talking with her and some other blind people about doing
some research into a couple of these areas.  It is looking like there's a
possibility to get it sponsored through the Berkeley campus.


> It does not help me at all.  A bunch of things are being confused here.
> In order to speed the process of using a web page, one needs to take
> into account several factors and none of them are listed here.  First,
> One needs to make sure that access is not deminished for some in favor
> of some. next, one needs to really know how to use their tool.  If you
> are using jaws for windows for instance, there a number of
> possibilities.  If a page has frames, you can get a list of the frames.
> You can get a list of links and actually have them presented in several
> orders depe ding on whether or not you have visitted them.  then it
> becomes, visitted only, alphabetical list of all or tab ordered list of
> all.  Newly added is the ability to be presented with a list of headings
> on a page and this is usefull when pages are propperly marked up.
> If she wants to talk to us, she should join the list.
Received on Friday, 31 May 2002 11:39:10 UTC

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