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Re: What's AT What's a screen reader

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 21:34:03 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200504042034.j34KY3i01683@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> David Woolley said:
> > (Tools like JAWS are AT, not screen readers.)
> I just couldn't leave it alone. What possesed you to day this? 


To me a screen reader reads out exactly the displayed text.  It is a
form of assistive technology, but tools like JAWS look at the underlying
document model and render from that.

A screen reader can only honour the visual media type.  More general
AT need not, but probably will, be limited to the visual media type.
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