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Re: W3C Guide Line

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 14:26:17 -0500
Message-ID: <3DCABE59.5000706@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
CC: "Tran, Toan" <toan.tran@rbc.com>, "'w3c-wai-ua@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

Jon Gunderson wrote:
> 
> Toan,
> The requirements in UAAG 1.0 for assistive technology compatibility are 
> in Guideline 6 of the document.  The references for the details of 
> compatibility with a particular assistive technology are found in the 
> techniques document.

Hi Toan,

I read your question slightly differently. Are you asking whether
by following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 [1]
you are doing enough to allow screen readers to use your pages?

If that's your question, then the answer is largely "yes". By
following the requirements of WCAG 1.0 regarding, for example,
text equivalents (checkpoint 1.1), you will help users with
screen readers. (I use that expression rather than "screen
reader compliant" since that sounds like the screen readers
are conforming to a particular specification.)

I hope this is helpful,

  - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/


> Jon
> 
> 
> At 11:07 AM 11/7/2002 -0500, Tran, Toan wrote:
> 
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm a TSA from RBC, I am responsible for making web pages at RBC 
>> accessible.
>>
>> My question is If I follow the guidelines  from W3C at  
>> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/>http://www.w3.org/WAI/,
>> does it make the application screen reader compliant?
>>
>> Also, if the developers follow the W3C guidelines, do they still need 
>> to do additional development to make it
>> JAWS accessible?
>>
>> We are using JAWS 3.7 at Royal Bank of Canada.
>>
>> Your help is greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Toan Tran
>> Technical System Analyst
>> Architecture Support - IT Architecture
>> Tel: (416)348-4005  Fax: (416)348-2613
>> Email: <mailto:toan.tran@rbc.com>toan.tran@rbc.com
>>
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> 
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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