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Re: some comments.

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 15:43:48 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980522154252.17953B-100000@shell.clark.net>
I agree.  I had a real struggle as to exactly how to address those issues.
the guidelines had them listed so I wnt ahead and added my comments to
that format.
Thanks!


On Tue, 19 May 1998, Jon Gunderson wrote:

> David,
> On today's conference call there was concern for naming specific
> accessibility API like Active Accessibility or SunSoft Java Accessibility
> API.  There was a suggestion to be more generic in stating that system
> accessibilitiy APIs should be used and lists these as potential sources.
> Jon
> 
> 
> At 10:38 AM 5/19/98 -0400, David Poehlman wrote:
> >Usage of ALT and TITLE:
> >       ALT: Image description.--- might be better as: "text replacing image".
> >       TITLE: Tool tip
> >
> >  D. Alternative Representations for Video, Movies and Annimations
> >  
> >    1. [Priority 1]
> >       User selectable option is available to turn on audio descriptions
> >       of videoes, movies and annimations for videos.
> >    2. [Priority 1]
> >       User selectable option is available to turn on closed captioning
> >       of video, images and annimations.
> >---I'd like to be able to turn them on or off.
> >
> >    3. [Priority 2]
> >       Extended document summary information is displayed on user
> >       command.
> >---we might consider changing this to priority one.
> >
> >---as part of a brief summary appearing on the status line we might
> >consider it dynamic partly and include a percentage of page pointer
> >in text somehow.  this can be gotten from the scroll bar.
> >
> >---I'd add a priority 1 to accessability menus to render all toolbars
> >in text. that may not be the place to put it but it is an alternative
> >menu view.
> >   
> >5. Compatibility with 3rd Party Assistive Technology
> >
> >  A. Standard OS Controls/Menus/Dialog boxes
> >--- priority 1.  
> >   Using standard rather than custom controls in the designing browser
> >   applications increases the accessibility of the application. Third
> >   party assistive technology developers are more likely able to access
> >   standard controls than custom controls. If you must use custom
> >   controls review them for accessibility or check for controls that
> >   support Active Accessibility or the SUN Soft Accessibility API (see
> >   following sections).
> >   
> >  B. Microsoft Active Accessibility in Windows 95/NT versions.
> >  ---priority 2: lots of 3rd party access is going to be slow to impliment
> msaa 
> >   When developing new applications for Windows 95/NT build into the
> >   specifications and design active accessibility compatibility. This
> >   provides 3rd party asssistive technology with important information
> >   for accessibility about your program for persons using 3rd part
> >   assistive technology. More information on active accessibility can be
> >   found at [43]Microsoft WWW site on Active Accessibility.
> >   
> >  C. SUNSoft Java Accessibility API in Java Code
> >  
> >   When developing new applications using SUNSoft Java technology build
> >   into the specifications and design the use of the Java Accessibility
> >   API. This provides 3rd party asssistive technology with important
> >   information for accessibility, so persons with disabilities can use
> >   assistive technology to more efficiently access your programs. More
> >   information on Java Accessibility API can be found at [44]Java
> >   Accessibility Utilities.
> >     _________________________________________________________________
> >
> >
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> >
> >
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
> University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
> 1207 S. Oak Street
> Champaign, IL 61820
> 
> Voice: 217-244-5870
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> E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
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> 

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