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From: Jim Edwards <jim@nycap.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 11:37:30 -0500
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1.	What techniques do you currently use or plan to use to access and
process WWW content for alternative or enhanced rendering for people with
disabilities?

Text capture ("off screen model") and MSAA.

2.	Are you familiar with the W3C Document Object Module (DOM)[1]?

No

3.	If yes to question 2, are you familiar with APIs you can use to
access the DOM implementations of current user agents (i.e. Microsoft
implementation 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 complex and resource intensive is it
to use the DOM to access WWW content?

6.	Indicate which of the following resources would help you in using or
deciding to use the DOM for accessing WWW content.  Respond to each question
with a yes, no or don't know.

6.a. Demonstration code?

Yes

6.b. WWW based tutorial materials on DOM capabilities and programming
examples?

Yes

6.c Face-to-face workshop on DOM capabilities and programming examples?

No

6.d Access to people with expertise in DOM capabilities and programming?

Yes

6.e Open ended question for you to indicate any other resources that would
help you?

Good help system/documentation

7.	Could you please review and comment on current version of the W3C
Web Accessibility Initiative User Agent guidelines [2], especially the
checkpoints related to Guideline 5: Observe system conventions and standard
interfaces [3]?

The guidelines seem quite complete.  I did not see any omissions in my
read-thru.


jim edwards
jim@nycap.rr.com

Ai Squared
P.O. Box 669
Manchester Center, VT 05255



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