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RE: Microsoft PowerPoint accessibility

From: Phil Spencer <spencer_phil@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:38:02 +0100
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To: <wed@csulb.edu>, <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>, ax interest list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

+1 to that Wayne.

> Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:04:21 -0700
> From: wed@csulb.edu
> To: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Microsoft PowerPoint accessibility
> 
> Dear Deborah,
> 
> Now, I think we actually agree.  The User Agent Accessibility
> Guidelines are up for review right now.  We need to review this
> carefully.  Browsers, media players like Acrobat Reader, screen
> readers, talking browsers and other reading assistants are all user
> agents.  Also, this matter needs to brought up in the 508 revise.
> 
> User agents must recognize accessibility messages and use them.  That
> applies to assistive technologies as well as mainstream browsers and
> media players.  It makes no sense to give well meaning developer a
> well crafted set of rules and then tell them they cannot use them.
> We've gone to all this work to set realistic standards for content,
> and the UA's let us down.
> 
> Our frustrations are the same. The criteria and sufficient conditions
> are sound, the UA implementations fail.
> 
> Cheers,
> Wayne
> 
 		 	   		  
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