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Re: Screen Readers and Microsoft Access

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 13:14:05 -0500 (EST)
To: Lubow Scott <lubow_scott@bah.com>
cc: w3c <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201311310550.32538-100000@tux.w3.org>
Oh, in a closed environment where the users really are known (an intranet
might make this assumption, but they need to consider all their users as you
have done) it should be realtively quick to test this, unless there are no
screen reader users and you are just trying to guard against the future.

Either way, it becomes an issue of how you decide what systems to deploy and
who your suppliers are and will be - the access questions become much

(Web acceswsibility would be easy, if everyone agreed to use the same
platform. But the odds that I will convince the rest of you to use a heavily
customised mixture of OSX and gnome are really probably pretty slim <grin/>)



On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Lubow Scott wrote:

  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:

  > 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).
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