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RE: Fwd: Avalon?

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:02:55 -0400 (EDT)
To: "John Foliot - WATS.ca" <foliot@wats.ca>
cc: W3c-Wai-Ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0504271056020.1873@smart.net>

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:

> Access Systems wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Madeleine Rothberg wrote:
> >
> > how can this possibly meet the W3C/WAI guidelines or most countries
> > accessibility laws which prohibit vendor specific guidelines or rules.
> >
> > Bob
> HUH???  What rules?
> And what do you call MSAA?  Do not confuse API like behaviour with
> applications Bob.

I guess I was lumping em together even though I understand the

> "...The new accessibility model for Windows, UI Automation, is designed to
> provide a single reliable source of UI information to assistive technology
> products and automated test scripts."

true, but too many authors claim thier site is "accessible" when it has
only been tested with windows.

> We know you don't use MS products (sheesh do we know), so this likely will

hey someone has to defend the downtrodden, but I am just as opposed to
stuff that doesn't support windows. or a mac...it is the importance of
cross platform usability that I am concerned with.  I use Open Office as
my office suite, mainly because it is cross platform and I think this is a
very important underlying concept that I fear is being lost, I know it is
lost on many large companies, I spent a long time on the phone with
Verizon last night because their web site was not compatible with any text

> not affect you.

I think we're all here for more than just ourselves, I was sort of
recruited to join this site because they didn't have enough non windows
users putting in their two centavos.

>  But for developers of Windows based applications, it sounds
> like a "new and improved" method of accessing UI information... Sounds
> vaguely like DOM type behaviour to me (but I ain't no expert...)

and that is good, just as long as they realize that just passing the
windows test does not make it compatible or legal.....


> JF
> --
> John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
> Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
> Web Accessibility Testing and Services
> http://www.wats.ca
> Phone: 1-613-267-1983 / 1-866-932-4878 (North America)

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