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Re: Automatic Detection of Screen Readers and Other Assistive Technology

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 12:31:02 -0700
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Aaron Smith <aaron@gwmicro.com>
Message-Id: <3CF148FA-9C43-11D7-8467-000393D9E692@idyllmtn.com>

On Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 12:02 PM, Aaron Smith wrote:
> Andrew is correct. Win32 programmers would use the 
> SystemParametersInfo API (with the SPI_GETSCREENREADER flag) to 
> determine whether an application has set said flag or not. This is a 
> nice generic way to see if any screen reader is running. If you want 
> to determine whether a specific screen reader is running or not, you 
> would simply need to find out if that app's window is available.

So how do I use this on my Web site in order to deliver specific content
to screenreader users only?


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