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Re: Announcement: New Issues List for UA Guideliines

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 09:06:44 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199812081706.JAA17357@netcom3.netcom.com>
To: poehlman@clark.net, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I believe that the problem was that the user wasn't being given enough
information about what was appearing on the screen.  A pretty
savvy blind person probably could have figured out what was happening, however,
I think we need to keep the focus on the average blind computer user.

The question comes back to what technology should provide enough
information for the blind user to understand what is being presented.
If the technology provided the appropriate information, then the
guidelines would not need to address the issue.


> from personal experience I will comment on this.  first, a lot of what
> happens here depends on the browser and the assistive technology and
> one's savvy. I was able with difficulty to fill in forms like this but
> not consistently.  second, is this not more a gl issue?
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Received on Tuesday, 8 December 1998 12:06:52 UTC

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