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new check point (6.7) proposed

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 07:51:59 -0500
Message-ID: <37FDE8EF.935FB814@clark.net>
To: schwer@us.ibm.com
CC: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
this is a repost with subject change.
schwer@us.ibm.com wrote:
> >>6.7 Support plug-in and virtual machine system conventions for loading and
> >>running an assistive technology. For example, the Sun Java virtual machine
> >>supports loading and running of assistive technologies. (priority 1)
> >
> >MN:  I have half an idea what is meant by this, in terms of UAs, but would
> >surely like to see this reworded prior to inclusion such that the UA portion is
> more
> >clear, esp. before going with P1.
> OK. Is this clearer:
> 6.7 Support assistive technology accessibility standards defined for plug-in and
> virtual machine systems used by your browser. [priority 1]
>    For example, Sun defines a mechanism for loading and running and running a
> assistive technology in its Java virtual machine. If the user agent supports
> Java applets and provides a Java Virtual Machine to run it, the user agent
> should support the proper loading and operation of a Java native assistive
> technology.  This assistive technology can now be used to provide access to the
> applet as defined by Sun's Java accessibility standards. It may be that
> plug-ins, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, may define similar accessibility
> conventions in the future.
> Note: the techniques document supplies example code for loading assistive
> technologies in Java.
> Rich
> Rich Schwerdtfeger
> Lead Architect, IBM Special Needs Systems
> EMail/web: schwer@us.ibm.com http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/rich.htm
> "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
> I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.", Frost

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