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Re: Microsoft PowerPoint accessibility

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 15:13:34 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=hrpCcLSqpzW7QgCAUemNFBNs4nK5-CoBchA8S@mail.gmail.com>
To: wed@csulb.edu
Cc: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net, W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
The User Agent Accessibility Working Group would encourage review of
the document. (www.w3.org/tr/uaag20)
Full keyboard access (including to the @title and @alt) has been a
requirement since UAAG1. Unfortunately, no user agent has implemented
keyboard access to these attributes. Also, talking to your browser
developers/manufactures and explaining your accessibility needs may
help. Guidelines only work when someone implements them.

Please review the document. Feedback is welcomed and appreciated.

Jim Allan, Co-Chair, W3C/WAI User Agent Working Group

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 2:04 PM, Wayne Dick <wed@csulb.edu> wrote:
> 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

Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756

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