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Re: How do assistive technologies handle icon fonts?

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 00:45:57 -0600
To: Web Accessibility Initiative Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF93198980.B21B5BFC-ON86257F0E.0023D47B-86257F0E.00252DBF@us.ibm.com>
I understand the immediate "almost certain need for workarounds" for 
screen readers and magnifiers, but has anyone queried the developers of 
the ATs?
        What say ye: 
        1. Freedom Scientific regarding JAWS and MAGic?
        2. NVDA?
        3. A I Squared Zoom Text with Speech?
        4. Microsoft Window-Eyes and other Windows assistive technologies?
        5. Apple VoiceOver and other iOS assistive technologies?
        6. Google Talkback and other Android assistive technologies?

Just like we need status and roadmaps from browser manufactures, this 
interest group also needs that same feedback and committment from the AT 
developers too! 

Placing, and expecially placing the burden on the bazillion web developers 
to constannly develop workarounds and half baked hacks, instead of 
lobbying and driving the relative small number of AT developers, is an 
inefficient and loosing battle this group seems to fall into over and over 
in my opinion.
Phill Jenkins, 
Received on Tuesday, 1 December 2015 06:47:05 UTC

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