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Re: Tasks: browser <-> screen reader

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 15:11:24 -0600
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To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Response to David by JRG:
I think it would be difficult in some operating systems for the browser to
know there is a screen reader, escpecially UNIX.  I think that the browser
should have features that can support screen readers, but I am not sure we
should require screen readers to be detected.  It is not clear to me that
there would be a good consensus between screen reader manufactures about
what the browser should do if it new there was a screen reader present.
At 06:39 PM 4/6/98 -0400, David Poehlman wrote:
>I finally got in and read the page.  I have a couple of comments.  is it
>possible for the ua to sense that there is a screenreader and
>automatically make at least the basic adjustment to pages that come in or
>perhaps automatically set a default that prevents the text from extending
>outside the window?
>there are a few other things, but I'll be going back over the document for
>touching the internet
>voice: 1-(301) 949-7599
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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