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Re: System API checkpoint issue

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 10:24:55 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.19991116102303.00c207d0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: schwer@us.ibm.com
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Rich,
I will put it on the issue list.  I would like to make sure that we go
through the techniques document, so I cannot garuantee that we will discuss
it this week.  

Jon


At 09:53 AM 11/16/99 -0600, schwer@us.ibm.com wrote:
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>Jon,
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>I had a brief meeting with the IBM web browser team and we discussed
>Mozilla accessibility. Mozilla is designed as a cross-platform solution
>even though it is compiled for each platform. It turns out that all
>components including the application chrome can be accessed through their
>DOM. Our guidelines state that we need to use the system-provided
>accessibility features like MSAA however they also require that we use the
>DOM albeit for the actual document.
>
>The conclusion of the meeting was that the User Agent guidelines should
>allow for cross-platform accessibility through DOM 2 as a minimum since
>this will utimately be a W3C standard providing the solution provider can
>clearly define how an assistive technology would interact with the DOM to
>provide an accessible solution. I believe that cross-platform accessibility
>is a more important issue given that it can enable assistive technology
>solutions on other OS platforms and devices. Support for device
>independence and standard I/O API and all other requirements would still
>apply naturally.
>
>I would like to raise this issue for the next meeting.
>
>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
>

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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Received on Tuesday, 16 November 1999 11:27:21 GMT

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