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RE: Data capture software for screen readers

From: SHARPE, Ian <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 09:30:47 -0000
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To: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

It would appear that there is some confusion or misunderstanding as to what
your client is asking for or thinks they want.

A screen reader is precisely that, it reads screens. The screens it reads
are precisely those which a sighted individual would read (unless
alternatives are provided for usability). Any interaction with the
application/website by users using a screen reader will be done using the
keyboard or maybe the mouse which are all captured by any automated testing


-----Original Message-----
From: Swierenga, Sarah J. (LNG) [mailto:Sarah.Swierenga@lexisnexis.com]
Sent: 10 January 2002 16:09
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Data capture software for screen readers

Some colleagues of mine put together a report on remote usability testing
and lab-based testing technologies for a client. In it they described some
data capture
technology, including capture of screens and user actions. Now the client
to know if similar data capture software exists for users interacting
via screen readers. For example, they need to be able to track site browsing
usage (via the screen reader), as well as keystrokes (most other logging
software seems to capture only mouse clicks). Is anyone aware of any such

Sarah Swierenga, Ph.D., C.P.E.
Consulting Human Factors Engineer
Global EPD, Design & Usability
9595 Springboro Pike
Miamisburg, OH  45342
Phone:  937-865-1774; 800-227-9597, x1774
FAX:  937-865-1655

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