Re: Accessibility

Chris Serflek (t-chrise@microsoft.com)
Mon, 1 Jul 1996 18:57:29 -0700


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From: Chris Serflek <t-chrise@microsoft.com>
To: "'Ka-Ping Yee'" <s-ping@orange.cv.tottori-u.ac.jp>
Cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Accessibility
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 1996 18:57:29 -0700

You are correct.  We do have many keyboard shortcuts, but saying "first"
is ignoring early browsers like Lynx.  I think that they were trying to
say that for IE being a GUI based client, we really put an emphasis on
allowing full access for keyboard users.  I sent some mail to the
marketing people to fix the page.  

Thanks,

Chris Serflek
Microsoft Corp.

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>From: 	Ka-Ping Yee[SMTP:s-ping@orange.cv.tottori-u.ac.jp]
>Sent: 	Monday, July 01, 1996 6:19 PM
>To: 	Chris Serflek
>Cc: 	Thomas Reardon; Charles (Chuck) Oppermann;
>'raman@mv.us.adobe.com'; 'www-html@w3.org'
>Subject: 	Accessibility
>
>Just a point of note:
>
>(Seen on <URL:http://www.microsoft.com/ie/access/default.htm>:)
>>
>> Microsoft Internet Explorer provides
>> greater Internet accessibility for all
>> people by being the first browser to let
>> you use your keyboard to explore the Web.
>
>Excuse me?  I don't think so!  This is such a
>blatantly false statement that i shouldn't
>even have to state the counterexamples here.
>
>Keyboard accessibility is a great feature, but
>Microsoft -- please keep your claims reasonable.
>
>
>Ping
>