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Re: new touch and non touch screens

From: David Hilbert Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:08:08 -0400
Cc: accessys@smart.net, Ian Sharpe <themanxsharpy@gmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
... interesting discussion:
How far should we cary this analogy?  how does the w3c view hardware?

On Mar 20, 2013, at 12:41 PM, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:

[Bob wrote] I'm wondering especially for blind/visually impaired how the
new touch and now the wave over the screen control systems can possibly be
made w3c compliant????

I haven't yet seen this technology but I have read about it.  It would
seem to me that you combine haptic and voice feedback with it you could
provide the same type of experience you now have with touch devices like
the iPhone and explore by touch on the Android.

[Bob wrote] and with the popularity of i-pads and other i-things where
there is nothing but visual clues to where to put ones fingers to control
it, there appears to be a significant diminishment of access with the
newer devices not an increase in universal access.

It sounds like you have not used the iPhone or Explore by touch on Android
but you can navigate through the screen items without having to touch in a
particular place -- must like you would tab through a web page or software
application.  So this isn't an issue.


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