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Re: SPAM(10.2) Google Chrome Accessibility: was: Re: [WebAIM] Using Google Chrome with a screen reader

From: Jonas Klink <klink@google.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:41:00 -0700
Message-ID: <65a7e0870809050941y4f68168cw3f64fa0f50ebc5b5@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Joachim Andersson" <joachim.andersson@etu.se>
Cc: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>, joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie, "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie, "WebAIM Discussion List" <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>, gawds_discuss@yahoogroups.com, wai-xtech@w3.org, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Yes, we definitely have no intention of hiding any progress made in terms of
accessibility, and I'd be delighted to share any exciting updates with the
community. Given that Google Chrome is Open Source, keeping an eye on our
codebase will also be a good way of staying updated.

Thanks,
Jonas

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 4:19 AM, Joachim Andersson
<joachim.andersson@etu.se>wrote:

> Thank you Jonas for letting us know the status of the Google apporach on
> accessibility first hand. After all, the release of Google Chrome is a Beta.
> Many say, to cover your back, but in all development, new releases must be
> tested. So, releasing a completely new web browser in final cut so to speak
> would be a new way of doing it.
> I hope to see updates directly from source here on Google Chrome process.
> Is that a possibility, Jonas?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Joachim Andersson
> Web Accessibility Specialist
>
>
> 2008/9/5 David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
>
>>
>> I'm looking forward to trying it out with VoiceOver.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jonas Klink" <klink@google.com>
>> To: <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
>> Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>; <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie
>> >;
>> "WebAIM Discussion List" <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>;
>> <gawds_discuss@yahoogroups.com>; <wai-xtech@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 6:42 PM
>> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Using Google Chrome with a screen reader
>>
>>
>> Google Chrome, our new Open Source browser released on
>> Tuesday<http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html
>> >,
>> strives to innovate and drive development on the web. This certainly
>> extends
>> to all of our users, and the issue of accessibility is no different.
>>
>> In the spirit of releasing early and iterating, this version of Chrome has
>> focused on basic support for keyboard navigation and
>> shortcuts<
>> http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95743&query=keyboard+shortcuts&topic=&type=
>> >,
>> as well as a clean user interface that is simple for all users to
>> navigate.
>> At the same time, we have laid the foundations in place for exposing the
>> appropriate information through the Windows Accessibility APIs (used by
>> screen readers, etc.), as well as support for
>> WAI-ARIA<http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria>.
>> Users can expect rapid improvements in both of these areas in releases to
>> come.
>>
>> Accessibility is important to us, and we have for some time worked on its
>> implementation. We look forward to releasing this, and making further
>> improvements for our users.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Jonas Klink
>> Software Engineer - Accessibility
>> Google Inc.
>>
>> On 9/3/08, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi Steve,
>> >
>> > Thanks for the overview of the somewhat limited accessibility features
>> of
>> > the new browser. I think the under the hood improvements with Chrome are
>> > very impressive and it is a pity that it is let down by it's current
>> > inability to work with  screen readers.
>> >
>> > Cheers
>> >
>> > Josh
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jonas Klink
>> Software Engineer - Accessibility
>> Google, Inc.
>> Phone: 650.253.8701
>> Email: klink@google.com
>>
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>>
>>
>>
>


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Jonas Klink
Software Engineer - Accessibility
Google, Inc.
Phone: 650.253.8701
Email: klink@google.com

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