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Re: Braille style sheets

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 08:01:31 -0400
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Further complicating things is the fact that the line between user agent as 
rendering agent and screen reader as rendering agent in the case of windows 
with internet explorer, is blurring as the screen reader takes over more of 
the load of presentation.  For embossing, you have often duxburry as an 
intermediary between the user agent and the embosser and duxburry has its 
own set of rules for translating/formatting based on rules set forth by the 
various braille authorities.  e already have a template for duxburry to 
braille the web in dbt 10.5.  I am not certain then what is gained by an 
emboss media type.

Johnnie Apple Seed
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alastair Campbell" <ac@nomensa.com>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>; "Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y 
Restrepo" <coordina@sidar.org>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 4:20 AM
Subject: Re: Braille style sheets

david poehlman wrote:
> if you
> use a screen reader for windows that supports braille, the screen reader
> decides what the braille display will render.

There seems to be a fairly complex set of user agent responsibilities
going on in this case.

The braille hardware connects to the access software (e.g. a screen
reader), which sits on top of the OS, using a (probably) mainstream browser.

Which one should pick up the different media types?

Presumably, if the browser/OS do not, then the access software would
have a difficult time using them?

Kind regards,



Alastair Campbell   |   Director of Research & Development

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