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Re: Command line / text application language

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 09:24:29 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWYEuWr4gqWiY7g8Fa_eoywGYmrPh9A8fpVy4mwmQ3ncxA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Korn <peter.korn@oracle.com>
Cc: "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>, Jason White <jason@jasonjgw.net>
Peter, this looks great. I really like this organization.

On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM, Peter Korn <peter.korn@oracle.com> wrote:

>  Hi gang, and also Jason & Loretta,
> With the assistance of Janina Sajka and Jason White (cc-ed), I have
> developed Proposal 8 for "command line interfaces", which can be found at
> https://sites.google.com/site/wcag2ict/cross-cutting-issues-and-notes/command-line-interfaces
> As per feedback from WCAG WG, this draft does the following:
>    - Speaks in the third person
>    - Has a much shorter section to appear within the main document (as a
>    proposed Chapter 4, appearing right after Closed Functionality)
>    - Has the bulk of the text appearing as an appendix (a new Appendix B)
>    - Has been thoroughly reviewed & vetted by two very experienced
>    command line / text application AT users, namely Janina Sajka and Jason
>    White
> I had the AI from WCAG WG to get this text vetted by a subteam first,
> whose members included Loretta.  However, in the interest of time - so as
> to not miss this weeks' WCAG2ICT meeting and sufficient survey time - I'm
> including Loretta at the same time as the TF for review rather than waiting
> to put this forward to the TF until after her feedback.  Loretta - please
> share any concerns you have now, so we can address them in our TF meeting
> this Friday, in hopes of bringing this to WCAG WG next week Tuesday.
> I would also like to formally invite our expert Jason White to this
> discussion, as he may be the best person available to answer any questions
> about how command line / text application screen readers work, since Jason
> "lives" in Linux/UNIX, and is a power user of BRLTTY and emacspeak (with
> Janina being more expert in the third Linux/UNIX screen reader user base,
> Speakup).
> In talking with Jason & Janina, I was particularly impressed by the power
> of these screen readers, both when they combined with other common
> command-line tools (e.g. 'cut' for trimming columns of fixed-width text for
> effective interactions with columnar/tabular data), and also thanks to the
> scripts built into emacspeak (which provide heading navigation to a variety
> of "structured" text documents such as 'man' pages and).
> Regards,
> Peter
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