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Re: Braille style sheets

From: Alastair Campbell <ac@nomensa.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 14:50:10 +0100
Message-ID: <424C0012.7040301@nomensa.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

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:

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 Campbell   |   Director of Research & Development
0117 929 7333       |   ac@nomensa.com

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