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RE: Accessible On Line Chat Application

From: Tipton, William <bill.tipton@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:09:57 -0700
Message-ID: <3297E0F3180D6845973D66F45F81291802E902BF@cacexc09.americas.cpqcorp.net>
To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi John,

Would that application you described work if my chat tool needs a secure
connection with a specified port?
I currently use Jabber and it is not that accessible.
http://www.jabber.com/index.cgi
It works like Julian described. It is cumbersome for me to use with
Jaws.

If you know of a chat tool that is accessible and also allows secure
connections to the specified server I would be interested as well.

Thanks for your help.

Bill



-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Jon Gunderson
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 5:59 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Accessible On Line Chat Application



Julian,
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign has developed a web
based interface to the IRC chat system.  You are free to try
it and let me know what you think.

http://www.disability.uiuc.edu/tic/

Features
1. All HTML interface, noframes
2. Manual or automatic updating of messages
3. Accesskeys to form controls
4. Use of headers to indicate new and old messages

Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 13:30:13 +0100
>From: Julian Voelcker <asp@tvw.net>  
>Subject: Accessible On Line Chat Application  
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>
>
>Have any of you come across a good implementation of an
online chat 
>system that is also accessible?
>
>I have come across several that are Java/Flash based and in
the past 
>have made something in ASP that launched in a new window and
used 
>frames to provide the standard layout showing the messages in
the top 
>screen that refreshed using the META refresh tag every 5
seconds and 
>then providing a screen below it for entering new messages.
>
>I know I could probably rehash what I have done in the past
and make it 
>reasonably accessible, but would be interested to know if
anyone else 
>has tackled this and what they have ended up doing.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Julian Voelcker
>Cirencester, United Kingdom
>
>
>


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Director of IT Accessibility Services
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
and 
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES)

Voice: (217) 244-5870
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

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