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Re: Accessible On Line Chat Application

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 11:53:33 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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The new messages are identified using header markup, so in
JAWS or other screen readers you can use header navigation to
go to the new messages and the header also includes the number
of new messages.

Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 17:00:11 +0100
>From: Julian Voelcker <asp@tvw.net>  
>Subject: Re: Accessible On Line Chat Application  
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>
>
>Hi Jon,
>
>> 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.
>
>THanks for that.
>
>OK, I can see what they are doing, basically one single page
that is 
>either refreshed manually or automatically every two minutes.
>
>How does it come out via a screen reader or other assistive
technology 
>- I would imagine there would be issues with the new messages
being 
>tacked on at the end of the list and no way to jump to them.
>
>I would be inclined to be more flexible with the refreshing,
allowing 
>the user to set the refresh rate.
>
>I know many aren't keen on the use of frames, but what are
the veiws of 
>the panel here on the use of frames in this instance with one
frame for 
>the latest messages, one frame for posting messages and then
a third 
>listing the people involved in the chat?
>
>The reason I am keen on frames is that helps reduce the
server load a 
>fair bit if you have several chat sessions running at once
with several 
>people involved in each session.
>
>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)

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