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Fwd: Accessibility of Amaya browser/editor

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:19:36 -0700
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>Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 19:24:03 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Victor Tsaran <vtsaran@yahoo.com>
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>Subject: Accessibility of Amaya browser/editor
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>Hello, listers!
>Yesterday, while in search of an accessible WWW composing tool,
>I came across Amaya from the www.w3.org. Wow, I thought to my
>self, this must be the most accessible and HTML4.0-valid
>browser/editor. I downloaded the executable for Win95 and began
>testing. My surprise was, however, that while Amaya was
>HTML-correct, it wasn't that accessible at all.
>Here are some of the accessibility issues I encountered:
>1. the status line doesn't show enough information to provide
>the VIP user about hapening on the screen. For instance, if I
>create a table, I need to know which cell I am in and the most
>basic table properties of my table.
>2. Amaya would open these little windows for each action I was
>doing. Say, I wanted to highlight a part of text and create a
>hyperlink. When I selected Create a Link from the menu, there
>was no indication of where that link should be written.
>I would appreciate any thoughts you might have on my challenge.
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Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
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