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RE: basic question regarding ua and braille

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 09:36:19 -0700
Message-ID: <D70342829C12D2119D0700805FBECA2F03A3239A@RED-MSG-55>
To: cltrar@login.dknet.dk, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Trying to navigate the web using a insertion point (IP) like in a word
processor or other text editor is very difficult.  You can try this by using
Microsoft Word - it has a built in web browser.

Some screen readers provide a "virtual" insertion point that allows you to
perform the same functionality as if the browser exposed this.

Charles Oppermann
Program Manager, Active Accessibility, Microsoft Corporation
mailto:chuckop@microsoft.com http://microsoft.com/enable/
"A computer on every desk and in every home, usable by everyone!"


-----Original Message-----
From: cltrar@login.dknet.dk [mailto:cltrar@login.dknet.dk]
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 2:34 PM
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject: basic question regarding ua and braille 



Hi,

I would like to know if the problems posed by using a browser only
with a braille display for output, has been considered earlier in the
work of this group? As I see it the basic requirement for using a UA
with braille only is that you have a cursor that you can move around
in the document. In this way it becomes possible to clip text from
the page that you display to the clipboard when In a Windows
invironment using the standard cut copy and paste keyboard shortcuts.  As
most browsers are today it seems as if you only get a
focus that you can move among links and form controls, but not a
cursor that you can move around the rest of the contents in the
browser. With a "real" cursor (I have no better technical term for
this) you will also be able to move around in
the document a lot easier than it is today. This assumes that the
dependent technology you are using can move the cursor when you pan
through a document. I do not know if this ability is a standard for
different dependent technology, but I know that JFW uses this
technique.

Regards

Claus Thøgersen
Received on Friday, 25 September 1998 12:36:25 UTC

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