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Re: Question

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 22:45:06 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Woska, Thomas and Marlene" <woska@earthlink.net>
cc: IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9905302239400.3067-100000@tux.w3.org>
I don't know that there are any issues which exclusively affect people with
disabilities, but the ones that are likely to be most pressing are being able
to keep up with the chat especially if there are a number of people there at
once, and the obvious question of the software being accessible - if it works
in HTMl it is probably as good as you will get without using IRC, which means
people need to install a piece of software (admittedly it is wideley
available and easy to install).

This question has arisen here before - it might be worth hunting through the
archives a bit - from memory it was earlier this year.


Charles McCN

On Sun, 30 May 1999, Woska, Thomas and Marlene wrote:

  I would like to add real time chat to a web site dealing with
  disabilities. What are the issues I need to be aware of, as far as
  accessibility is concerned, while searching the various options? Does
  anyone have recommendations of chat software that they have used and
  feel comfortable with.
  Thank you for your time,
  Thomas Woska
  TMN Group

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