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re: divs and screen readers

From: Julia Collins <julia@we3.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 15:09:51 +0100
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BB33323F.1A8D%julia@we3.co.uk>

Hi Aaron

Thanks for your reply. No, this reading the page horizontally problem is the
experience of the real actual visually impaired testers whose only way of
accessing the web is through their speech browsers and keyboard (or in one
case a braille speak machine).


----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Smith" <aaron@gwmicro.com>
To: "Julia Collins" <julia@we3.co.uk>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 2:23 PM
Subject: Fwd: Re: divs and screen readers

> Juila,
> If I'm following your description correctly, Window-Eyes 4.5 reads each
> column separately, rather than one line at a time from each column. But
> also not convinced that you're using the other screen readers correctly.
> Are you attempting to read the web page with the mouse?
> Remember that the majority of visually impaired people using screen
> will not be using the mouse pointer to read web pages. Screen readers in
> general usually have a specific method for reading web pages.
> Window-Eyes, for example, places you in a quasi-word processor type mode
> where you can use your arrow keys to move line by line, word by word,
> character by character, link by link, paragraph by paragraph, heading by
> heading, and so on, and so on. Using this method, the column example you
> have listed in your message works correctly.
> Aaron


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