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Re: The Web Accessibility Toolbar 2.0 beta is now available.

From: Tighe K. Lory <tkl02@health.state.ny.us>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:39:27 -0400
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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Hi Jesper,

Opera has a small screen mode, while is helpful it does not truly represent
what browsing on a mobile device is like.  There are some excellent
emulators/simulators which are very good for testing:

Openwave Phone Simulator (probably the most common WAP browser)

Windows Mobile Smart Phone
Microsoft had a SmartPhone Emulator, but I cannot seem to find it anymore
(It is included with the SDK, but requires you have Visual Studio

There are also several other emulators/simulators (Palm, etc) which are
useful when checking a site to see if it is useable on a mobile device.

Anyone know if Apple has plans to release a simulator for the iPhone?  I
assume that their release of Safari for Windows is part of a plan to do so,
but is doesn't emulate the interface or resolution of the phone.


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             06/15/2007 09:38          2.0 beta is now available.          

On 6/15/07, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> Hi Jesper,
> the indicated sizes are common for pc's
> There is no implied minimum size one should test for.
> If i want to check for handheld devices
> I tend to use the Opera "small screen" setting.

Yes, but since the idea of a "Web Accessibility Toolbar 2.0" is to
make quick and dirty acessibility testing easier, you could decide
also to include mobile devices.

Especially if we agree, that most web page ought to work well also in
mobile devices.


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