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Re: List of questions to AT developers

From: <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 14:40:26 -0600
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256878.00722DDA.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>



Sure. However, I don't know how much of the WAI PF stuff is public.

If you would like to talk about this, briefly, at the UA teleconference
tomorrow pencil me in.

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


Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> on 02/01/2000 10:39:26 AM

To:   Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
cc:   Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject:  Re: List of questions to AT developers




schwer@us.ibm.com wrote:
>
> Jon and Ian,
>
> Could you ask what other API/features vendors would like the DOM API to
> support? I am spearheading the requirements for DOM 3 in the WAI PF
group.
> The accessibility issues list I presented to the DOM working group is
being
> used as the base for the DOM 3 requirements document. One thing that has
> helped me to create this list is based on our work with HPR 3.0 and using
> the DOM. I would like to hear other requirements from vendors so that we
> could extend this list.

Sounds like a great idea for the agenda of the meeting. Rich, you
could present this topic and indicate current requirements. You
might also send to the UA mailing list a pointer to any materials
that are already available. Remember: the UA list is public and
if the info is Member-only, it probably isn't useful.

 - Ian

> Thanks,
>
> 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 <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu> on 01/31/2000 03:19:18 PM
>
> To:   Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
> cc:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
> Subject:  Re: List of questions to AT developers
>
> Revised set of questions to AT developers:
>
> 1. What techniques do you currently use or plan to use to access and
> process WWW content for alternative rendering?
>
> 2. Are you familar with the W3C Document Object Module (DOM)[1]?
>
> 3. If yes to question 2, are you familar with interfaces your technology
> can use to access DOMs (i.e. Microsoft implementatoin of the DOM in IE
> 4/0/5.0)?
>
> 4. If yes to question 2 and 3,  do you think the DOM will meet your needs
> for access to WWW content?
>
> 5. If yes to question 3 and 4, how resource intensive is it to use the
DOM
> as the means of accessing WWW content?
>
> 6. Indicate which of the following resources would help you in using or
> deciding to use the DOM for accessing WWW content.
>
> 6.a Demonstration code?
> 6.b WWW based tutorial materials on DOM capabilities and programming
> examples?
> 6.c Face-to-face workshop on DOM capabilities and programming examples?
> 6.d Access to people with expertise in DOM capabilities and programming?
> 6.e Any other resources that would help you?
>
> 7. Could you please review and comment on current version of the W3C Web
> Accessibility Initiative User Agent guidelines[2], especially the
Guideline
> 5: Observe system conventions and standard interfaces[3]?
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/DOM/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-UAAG10-20000128
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-UAAG10-20000128/#gl-accessible-interface
> 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
> 1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>
> Voice: (217) 244-5870
> Fax: (217) 333-0248
>
> E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>
> WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
> WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua

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