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Re: Braille style sheets

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 13:32:21 +1000
To: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <coordina@sidar.org>, "Alastair Campbell" <ac@nomensa.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.sok5f7v1w5l938@researchsft>

Emmy,

great resource, but I would never ave expected a mainstream browser to  
handle Braille or embossed printing, since they do not expect to be  
connected to a braille device or braile embosser.

One important question is whether normal browsers will give access (e.g.  
via the DOM) to the styles fo these media. Another is whether any of the  
drivers for braille systems actually try to read this information and do  
somthing intelligent with it. It seems that the mainstream commercial  
systems on Windows do not, although to make a fair test we need totry it  
on a braille system I suspect.

Anyone able to help out?

On Sat, 02 Apr 2005 01:49:30 +1000, Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo  
<coordina@sidar.org> wrote:

> Hi Alistair,
>
> Very nices test, thanks.
>
> There are another test and study about the browsers support in:
> http://www.codestyle.org/css/media/embossed-BrowserSummary.shtml
>
> Maybe can be of interest too.
>
> Best regards,
> Emmanuelle
>
> Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo 	| Foundation Sidar Director
> coordina@sidar.org			| www.sidar.org
>
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]En
> nombre de Alastair Campbell
> Enviado el: jueves, 31 de marzo de 2005 15:50
> Para: Charles McCathieNevile
> CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Asunto: Re: Braille style sheets
>
>
>
> Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>> Does anyone on this list use the "embossed" media in CSS to produce
>> style  sheets for braille?
>
> Hi Charles,
>
> Do you know if any user agents support that media type? (Or 'braille'
> which might be the obvious choice from the CSS 2.1 spec).
>
> Knocking up a quick test page:
> http://alastairc.ac/media_type_test.html
>
> Moz & IE6 show only all & screen on viewing, and only the all/print
> types when print previewing (correctly I assume).
>
> However, JAWs only reads the all/screen types, not the speech type.
> Technically incorrect, but perhaps practical? (Results from other screen
> readers would be useful.)
>
> Do the braille readers understand their media type? I don't have access
> to one, but since most use something like JAWs as an intermediary
> anyway, I would guess probably not... as there aren't many sites that
> use them, it is something of a chicken & egg situation.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> -Alastair
>



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