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Re: Accessable Chat

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 22:15:32 -0500 (EST)
To: Christian Seus <cas@ichp.edu>
cc: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0203072215170.5842-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Christian Seus wrote:

> I am looking for opinions and experiences on accessible chat rooms.

what's wrong with IRC

Bob
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>   
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> I am in the market to purchase a chat program that could be used as an added feature on mostly health care related websites.
> 
> Is there an accessible chat program that is currently on the market?  Has anyone used accessible chat programs with a great ease of use?
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> What would be your stance on a website that had a chat room that wasn't accessible to all users?  Do you just not have chat?  Or would you tolerate it?
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> Thank you for your thoughts,
> 
> Christian
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> Christian Seus 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 10:10 AM
> To: Access Systems
> Cc: WAI (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: GW Micro Helps Make Macromedia Flash Content Accessible to People Who Are Blind
> 
>  
> 
> On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, Access Systems wrote:
> 
>   On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
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>   > ASCII text is not a solution that works. "ASCII art" - using text characters
>   > and layout to represent graphic content - is an extremely poor choice for
>   > making graphics that can be presented to users of braille, or people using
> 
>   wasn't suggesting that it be used for graphics, your right almost no way a
>   person using a braille or text to speech reader could understand it.
> 
>   that is where the alt tag is handy
> 
> OK, so it seems we are in agreement on that bit.
> Bob also said
>   I was pretty sure there was a text set for most languages, I have seen the
>   Japanese version
> [snip]
>   there is no one single method that everyone can use, but there is a single
>   language that every computer can use and that is ASCII.
> 
> CMN
> OK, I think we are getting closer. ASCII is a way of encoding a particular
> set of characters - those used in American English. (Actually not all
> computers can use it - IBM computers used a different system for a long
> time...) There are equivalent systems for other kinds of characters - and
> Unicode (also called ISO-10646, or some other names) is the one most commonly
> recommended because it includes almost all characters used today, some no
> longer used, and some for only strange usages like the "klingon language"
> invented by fans of star trek. (In 64000 characters I guess the first few
> people to add their own silly ideas get to have a bit of space. I would
> have preferred Mayan, but there are probably more  speakers of Klingon!).
> 
> CHeers
> 
> Chaals
> 
> 

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