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The Holy Grail?

From: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 10:05:44 -0500
To: "Webaim-Forum" <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>, "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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An associate passed on this link to me, a press release dated Friday Feb.

I wonder out loud: Will it be cross platform compatible (ie: PC, Mac, Linux,
etc.)?  Shows promise, but I suspect it will always be a band-aid solution.
I wonder too if the software app will impart the structural logic required
to navigate a long document properly - even PDFs can have "bookmarks" (named
anchors) in them; will this functionality be carried through?  I would be
curious to see the application in play - how does it work with other
adaptive technologies (ie, can it peacefully co-exist with other screen
reading apps like Jaws?)  Also, how does it deal with images, charts and
graphs, etc. in PDFs? What will the business model be - a free plug-in or a
purchase add-on/software app.?  (Affordability is an accessibility issue
too) Many, many questions...


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