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Re: Frames and Accessibility

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 08:47:18 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <009501c2be2e$f412c8c0$6501a8c0@handsontech>

Thanks Julian,

These would be good.  I use a screen reader and have been for almost 20
years and can tell you that refreshing pages are really troublesome for all
but the most current of jaws which has the facility to turn off refreshing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Voelcker" <asp@tvw.net>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: Frames and Accessibility

Hi David,

On Fri, 17 Jan 2003 07:00:28 -0500, David Poehlman wrote:
> your third approach is the best if you can manage it and

OK, I can do that in a number of places, although there is one menu with
about 10 options on it that would be too difficult to duplicate.

An alternative would be to provide an overriding frames/noframes option
on the site so that the user can specify a preference from the outset and
then we can deliver the appropriate pages to them, all handled on the
server using cookies/session variables to remember the preference.

> I also suggest
> along with this that you allow for manual refresh.

I think that I will do this for the non framed 'chat' facility - the last
thing we need is to have the whole page refreshing every five seconds!

Actually we have been thinking of adding a manual refresh button to the
framed version because we have been having problems with some ISPs


Julian Voelcker
Received on Friday, 17 January 2003 08:49:14 UTC

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