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RE: Microsoft .NET and Accessibility

From: Steven McCaffrey <SMCCAFFR@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 14:53:34 -0500
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To: <Demonpenta2@aol.com>, <kreader@attaininc.org>, <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I thought this might be of interest, though I don't know what the Feb. 13, 2002 date means, maybe a release date?

"Developers can build applications that support the broadest audience of users with Windows Forms. Windows Forms controls implement
Microsoft Active Accessibility® programming interfaces, making it straightforward to build applications that support accessibility
aids such as screen readers." 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/technical/articles/winforms.asp

I can't verify any of this at this time nor what details might be involved, and
no, I don't work for MS :),Jjust thought I'd see what I could find.

Steve

>>> Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com> 01/28/02 11:51AM >>>
At 8:41 AM -0500 1/28/02, Ken Reader wrote:
>I also agree with Kynn.  I have met some of the people on the MS
>accessibility team and they seem to be genuine in their efforts.
>Especially given the fact the community of people with disabilities is a
>growing market of consumers.

The main thing I am interested in is allies.  We can make allies by
treating people as if they're on our side, even if they're Microsoft;
we lose allies when we assume someone is the enemy.

I believe the confrontational approach to web accessibility ultimately
does more harm than good.

--Kynn

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