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Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:54:53 +0100 (CET)
Message-Id: <200502141354.j1EDssZX025741@asterix.andreasen.se>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 14 Feb, Janet Russeau wrote:

> willing to purchase copies of JAWS and Window Eyes for me, but since
> I am a sighted user and don't know enough about each product, I
> wouldn't have a clue where to begin setting up options or using it
> like someone with a vision impairment.

  One important thing to remember regarding this issue is there the
  stereotypical vision impaired user does no more exist than does an
  unimpaired user.

  As people with vision impairment has told me time and time again:
  there are really no way to configure any user-agent so that it
  reflects these users as a group.

  This is also a problem with user testing. A visually impaired user
  with long 'net experience and JAWS find-tuned to the hilt will give
  vastly different results from someone just starting out with both.

  I suggest that you do get these programs, and use them like a normal
  user would. At first you'll probably feel abit uncomfortable; after a
  while you'll learn the application and your experiences with both it
  and webpages will change.

 -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
   tina@greytower.net                http://www.greytower.net/
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Received on Monday, 14 February 2005 13:54:55 UTC

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