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RE: Screenuser needed for remote testing

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 16:10:59 -0000
Message-ID: <1DF9B976DE799440A3286F367E24277393BAC6@ISD-EXV03.isdads.salford.ac.uk>
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> Accessys@smart.net

> the "most common" etc etc is the same excuse used to exclude disabled
people in the past.  it cost's no more to write correct code than it
does to write messed up code.

We're in agreement on this. However, it's not possible to TEST that all
platforms and all ATs correctly implement the correctly written code.
And there's the rub. And, with limited budget/time/availability of
testers/etc, it's simply unrealistic that a test regime that covers all
possible configurations / situations can be set up. So you rely on
things written to standards.

Interesting though that WCAG 2 will be more permissive than the USA ADA
in that case, as anything to do with Flash accessibility, for instance,
doesn't work under EMACspeak I assume, while WCAG 2 would define it as
"accessibility supported". Interesting times ahead then...

Patrick H. Lauke
Web Editor
Enterprise & Development
University of Salford
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Salford, Greater Manchester
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