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Screen Enlargement Software

From: Doyle Burnett <dburnett@sesa.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 09:50:33 -0900
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To The Group -

During our audio conference yesterday and the brief discussion related to
screen enlargement software, I decided to do a bit of experimenting.  The
program I used to check a few things out was WYNN (What Yon Need Now) by
Freedom Scientific and it's NOT really a screen enlargement package outside
its own parameters.  But, it does have a built-in browser as one of its

It appears that the web reading capabilities of WYNN does not read alt tags
nor does it seem to support the label element that we discussed yesterday.

Would we consider the browser capabilities in WYNN to be a "user agent"? It
seems we would as I know for sure this program is heavily used in the realm
of the education world and the browser feature is used by students with at
least low vision - also a good program for students with learning
disabilities.  Is this being addressed by the user agent working group?

Just some thoughts.


Doyle Burnett
Education and Training Specialist
Multiple Disabilities Program
Special Education Service Agency

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