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Re: Screen Readers and Microsoft Access

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 21:19:58 -0500 (EST)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
cc: Lubow Scott <lubow_scott@bah.com>, w3c <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, sec508@trace.wisc.edu
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0201312118120.17469-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> Well, slearly a whole lot of screen readers running on linux are  likely to
> have major problems.

such as mine
> 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.

and having no intention of buying it
> 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.

I guess it depends on weather or not you are the one left out
> 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).

since a large percentage of people with disabilities are living below the
poverty line $1.99 would be too much for many


> 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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