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RE: JAWS assistance

From: <Accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 23:05:16 -0400 (EDT)
To: Virginia Shedden <vshedden@2degreesresearch.com>
cc: "'Web Usability Roger Hudson'" <rhudson@usability.com.au>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0608242304490.22137@smart.net>


give me the URL and I will give it a test when I get 5 spare minutes

Bob


On Fri, 25 Aug 2006, Virginia Shedden wrote:

> Hi Bob,
>
> Thanks for the feedback - unfortunately we only had a limited budget so
> could only conduct a couple of tests with vision impaired users - I know
> this is not ideal but it was the best we could do.
>
> The site was originally designed with accessibility as one of it highest
> priorities and according to the w3c guidelines.
>
> Best rgds
>
> Virginia
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Accessys@smart.net [mailto:accessys@smart.net]
> Sent: Friday, 25 August 2006 12:46 PM
> To: Web Usability Roger Hudson
> Cc: Virginia Shedden; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: JAWS assistance
>
>
>
> in wandering around the site I couldn't find the list of the various
> systems used, in fact you only mention "JAWS" and "Windows-Eyes"  did you
> use any other screen readers, or platforms other than Windows ???
>
>
> certainly in the USA there is the requirement to be "OS" neutral.
>
>
> how would this test work for a person say using Linux, and IMACSpeak
>
> we should be very carefull in designing to a platform, especially one that
> changes so much every year or two
>
> Bob
>
> On Fri, 25 Aug 2006, Web Usability Roger Hudson wrote:
>
> >
> > Hi Virginia
> >
> > The problems you describe do relate to a specific screen reader. The users
> > of different screen readers are likely to have the same experiences when
> > using the site.
> >
> > Last year, a couple of colleagues and I did a bit of research with a group
> > of screen reader users. In part the research looked at the use of
> structural
> > labels and skip links. The results are in a paper which you might find
> > interesting http://www.usability.com.au/resources/source-order.cfm
> >
> >
> > Regards
> > Roger
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> > Behalf Of Virginia Shedden
> > Sent: Friday, 25 August 2006 8:14 AM
> > To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> > Subject: JAWS assistance
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi All
> >
> > We recently conducted a round of usability testing for a client and
> included
> > a small sample of motor and vision impaired persons to
> > identify potential accessibility issues.
> >
> > We identified the following issues with the site when using JAWS: 1. The
> > significant use of links throughout the website was tedious; 2.
> > The skip to content link not was not functioning; 3. The lists encountered
> > (e.g. the bulleted points) were not identified by JAWS;
> > and 4.  Participants had a tendency to overlook the Left Navigation
> headings
> > (which were important to the overall navigation of the site)
> > because they habitually avoided links and skipped to the main content
> areas.
> >
> > We were wondering whether these types of issues are specific to JAWS, or
> > could be generalised to other screen reading software (e.g. Windows
> > Eyes)?
> >
> > I would greatly appreciate your expertise on this matter.
> >
> > Best regards
> >
> > Virginia
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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