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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 13:03:03 -0700
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Aaron Smith <aaron@gwmicro.com>
Message-Id: <B5A310AB-9C47-11D7-8467-000393D9E692@idyllmtn.com>

On Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 12:44 PM, Aaron Smith wrote:
> That's the billion dollar question. You can do this through a signed 
> ActiveX control (in the ActiveX language of your choice), or an HTA 
> (again, using VBScript and/or perhaps JavaScript) without security 
> restrictions. Otherwise the user will most likely receive an error 
> stating that the page is attempting to do something that is not 
> secure. Baring that, using the functions listed below should allow you 
> to determine whether a screen reader is running. Given that 
> information, you should be able to load the content of your choice.

Okay, so then you're saying there's no way to automatically detect 
readers and other assistive technology.


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