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Re: User Testing of Accessiblity Features

From: <Accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:06:23 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Tighe K. Lory" <tkl02@health.state.ny.us>
cc: Tim <dogstar27@optushome.com.au>, WAI Interest Group list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
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On Thu, 30 Aug 2007, Tighe K. Lory wrote:

> I understand your point, but lack of aural stylesheet support is not a
> reason to not use them.  Even if the only client that would use them is
> EmacsSpeak.  If we (developers) don't use aural stylesheets what incentive
> is there for the manufactures to add in support?  It think what would be a
> good start for increased aural stylesheet use would be a Live Linux CD that
> comes with EmacsSpeak installed.  This could easily be distributed to the
> visually impaired community.


the Live CD is a fantastic idea, I give away live CD's all the time
but don't know enough programming to squeeze the software onto a
single CD.

Bob

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> Joe Clark has an excellent article that covers aural stylesheets.
> http://joeclark.org/book/sashay/serialization/Chapter11.html
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> Yes but Joe also stated that, "At the authorial level, aural
> stylesheets are a character in search of an author".
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> Literally. Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore! An Italian play, Six
> characters in search of an author.
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> I had all voice description in stylesheets for years but dumped them as
> they are not supported and they bloated the CSS.
> Voices are not supported by screen readers, are they?
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> http://www.hereticpress.com/Dogstar/Access/index.html#auralCSSstyle
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> Heretic Press
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