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RE: Accessibility tools

From: Howard Leicester <howard_leicester@btconnect.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 20:08:29 +0000
To: "'Haileselassie, Antonio O. (HQ-LM020)[DIGITAL MANAGEMENT INC.]'" <antonio.o.haileselassie@nasa.gov>, 'Jens Oliver Meiert' <jens@meiert.com>, 'W3C WAI IG' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <53BE76551B634FC782301E90B7367D5E@H30JC4J>
This is a smashing conversation.

Just wondering, how many - like me - are dependent on screen-readers - and
hence unable (sometimes) to use the tools in the first place.

Possibly more likely, me thinks, to get accessibility into the mainstream if
more folk with 'special needs' are in there in the first place?

Enormous thanks,
Howard (Leicester, UK).

-----Original Message-----
From: Haileselassie, Antonio O. (HQ-LM020)[DIGITAL MANAGEMENT INC.]
Sent: 09 December 2014 19:04
To: Jens Oliver Meiert; W3C WAI IG
Subject: RE: Accessibility tools

At NASA, we use:

WAVE Accessibility Toolbar
Firefox Developer Toolbar 
Object Inspector (inspect32.exe)

SortSite (Some Centers)
WorldSpace (Some Centers)

Acrobat for PDF Docs

And NVDA and JAWS (but, only for verification purposes in some cases)

Antonio O. HaileSelassie 
Section 508 Technical Accessibility Specialist  
Software Engineer 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
Headquarters Information Technology Support Services (HITSS) 
Email: Antonio.O.HaileSelassie@NASA.GOV 

-----Original Message-----
From: SALES, TERRY LYNN [mailto:TERRYLYNN.SALES@cbp.dhs.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:17 AM
To: Jens Oliver Meiert; W3C WAI IG
Subject: RE: Accessibility tools

We use the Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT), Java Feret and Object Inspector
in the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Terry Lynn Sales
Architecture and Engineering
Section 508 SME
Cargo Systems Program Directorate/OIT
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Desk - 571-468-5271    
B'Berry - 703-945-2777

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-----Original Message-----
From: jens.meiert@gmail.com [mailto:jens.meiert@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Jens
Oliver Meiert
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:04 AM
Subject: Fwd: Accessibility tools

Forwarding per suggestion from Andrew—cheers!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jens Oliver Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 11:46 PM
Subject: Accessibility tools
To: W3C WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

An informal question, what accessibility tools do people here trust most
these days?

I’m reviewing the accessibility section of UITest.com and am not sure it’s

(Direct feedback okay if you happen to run any tools you like to see listed
there, or if you have any general feedback.)

Jens Oliver Meiert
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 20:09:13 UTC

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