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Re: Screen Readers and Microsoft Access

From: Lubow Scott <lubow_scott@bah.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 12:08:49 -0500
Message-ID: <3C597A21.2E4FEB88@bah.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: w3c <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, sec508@trace.wisc.edu
I agree with you that this isn't the most access-friendly way to go.  However, the
survey is for an intelligence client and they do all have MS access.  Plus, because of
the security and the network they reside on, a web solution isn't viable.

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> Well, slearly a whole lot of screen readers running on linux are  likely to
> have major problems.
> Also, a screen reader belonging to someone who never thought to buy access is
> going to have a problem becuase there isn't an application to access the
> content from.
> This probably still means that most screen readers can use it. But then the
> argument looks a lot like "most people don't use a screen reader, so why
> worry about the few left over" to me.
> These things can be resolved, but I would suggest that this isn't the most
> access-friendly way to do it. (Unless you know everyone has bought windows,
> or think that the cost of a new system - list price $199 - is a reasonable
> thing to impose).
> chaals
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Lubow Scott wrote:
>   I know the topic isn't web related but...we are creating a survey that
>   is built and run inside Microsoft Access 2000.  Will a screen reader be
>   able to access the forms and information?
>   Thanks in advance
>   Scott
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