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RE: UA ISSUE OF THE WEEK: Table element access

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 15:00:29 -0800
Message-ID: <BB61526CDE70D2119D0F00805FBECA2F049BD9D5@RED-MSG-55>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I simply don't understand the proposal.  It appears that all the
Checkpoints, from 1 through 8 only apply to specialized browsers and not
mainstream browsers such as Internet Explorer.  Am I understanding this
correctly?

If so, why are we telling folks like pwWebSpeak how to implement their
product?  Isn't it assumed that specialized browsers will take care of their
specialized audience?  I'm my impression that the problem of access to the
web is with the mainstream browsers that are often times forced on students
and employees.

Am I on the right track here, or have I been gone too long and missed too
much discussion.  Feel free to email me privately if you choose, or publicly
on the list.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Gunderson [mailto:jongund@staff.uiuc.edu]
Sent: Monday, January 11, 1999 10:28 AM
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject: Re: UA ISSUE OF THE WEEK: Table element access


I would like to see more discussion about table issues.  This has been a
BIG issue for the group.  Please see the issues list for background
information and a list of recent e-mails on the topic.

http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/wai-ua-wd-issues.html#tables-nav

There is a proposal for discussion at:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999JanMar/0022.html

Jon

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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Champaign, IL 61820

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