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Re: User Testing of Accessiblity Features

From: Tighe K. Lory <tkl02@health.state.ny.us>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:39:15 -0400
To: "Accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: Tim <dogstar27@optushome.com.au>, "Tighe K. Lory" <tkl02@health.state.ny.us>, WAI Interest Group list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
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I will look into making a custom version of a Live Linux CD (most likely
Damn Small Linux) with the EmacsSpeak Desktop installed.  I think that the
biggest stumbling block would be the license of IBM's ViaVoice.


                                                                       
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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.
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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
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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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