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Re: Assistive technologies

From: Martin Stehle <pewtah@snafu.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 19:18:00 +0200
Message-ID: <6712891777.20061019191800@snafu.de>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


Hello Anna,

> Is there something that a large portion of disabled people use to
> navigate the web?

I think a normal web browser without assistive technologies would be
that thing. Physically disabled people would use assistive input
devices, and the small group of blind and low-visioned people would
use screen readers and braille devices.

And there are some topics disabled people need but can not be solved
by a device: text equivalents for non-texts-elements for all people,
clear language for people with dislexia, illustrated texts for people
with cognitive disabilities and sign language videos for deaf people.
These helps must be offered by the editor(s) of the web site and can
not be compesated by a device.

Kind regards.
Martin Stehle
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Received on Thursday, 19 October 2006 17:14:35 UTC

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