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Re: what makes an assistive technology an assistive technology?

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 16:55:47 -0700
Message-Id: <199907292150.QAA06761@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I think we will need to modify our our classes to either incorporate as new
type such as on-graphical desktop browser or to expand the definition of
one of the two existing classes.  The later may require renaming the class.


At 08:17 PM 7/28/99 -0400, David Poehlman wrote:
>i'm still pondering last weeks minutes even after today's call and It
>occurs to me that it is possible that hpr can be classed as an
>assistive technology.  Som ats already parse html and controls to some
>degree and there are some that take advantage of msaa in order to
>achieve an accessible interface because of its exposition of what ats
>ned.  Since it is not a browser in the sense that it does not opperate
>independantly of another browser even though it only utilizes netscape
>for the data stream and since it is not a plug in because it acts on
>html and plug ins usually act on non html constructs, the only thing
>lefft it seems to me is that it is an at.  I'll await the response
>from Jim and others on this but thought I'd toss this in in the
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