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Accessible chat

From: Jan Erik Hårvei <jan.erik.haarvei@funkweb.no>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 17:19:22 +0200
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
FunkWeb Ltd is currently involved in several large projects where part
of the requirements are that accessible chat solutions be incorporated,
either by way of IRC or with java/html. We have explored several
possibilities, but have trouble deciding on a solution.

One of these projects aims at building a free-for-all virtual
meta-community for the disabled, where information about disabilities
and chronic illness, medical news, health related material, legal
information, links to other resources etc. is to form the body of
content. The service will contain a news service based on intelligent
agent-technology, member home-page areas, chat, mailing-lists,
web-boards etc. It's imperative that these services are accessible to
all users. All web-pages will be published based on SQL-database
technology, distinguishing between lay-out and content. Content will be
published in a graphic as well as a text-only version.

Does anybody have any ideas on how to make chat-solutions accessible?

Jan Erik Harvei

Managing Director
FunkWeb Ltd
e-mail: jan.erik.haarvei@funkweb.no

FunkWeb Ltd was established in 1997 to employ multimedia to create jobs
for the disabled. The company is owned by The Norwegian Federation for
the Disabled. We currently have thirty participants enrolled in a
three-year IT & multimedia education programme, and have established a
multimedia production unit as well as an office for job adaptation and
-training for the disabled.

Our vision is a society where the disabled and chronically ill
participate on equal terms.
Received on Thursday, 22 April 1999 11:19:35 UTC

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