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Re: Readers

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 15:40:46 -0800
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To: "Mike Brace" <mlbrace@earthlink.net>
Cc: "'W3C interest group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 01:30 PM 11/19/1999 , Mike Brace wrote:
>Can anyone offer a reasonable explanation as to why readers can't be
>engineered to accommodate some of the more fashionable trends, e.g., frames,
>table formats, interactive forms, etc. ?

In many cases, a modern reader -can- accommodate the fashionable
trends in web design -- assuming that the web designer has given
the screenreader or voice browser enough information to accurately
represent the page.

Some ways of expressing information are very graphical -- frames
are a visual metaphor based on 'physical' location on a screen,
for example.  These are fine to use as long as you realize the
limits of the method, and provide adequate compensation for those

Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Friday, 19 November 1999 19:27:58 UTC

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