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RE: Draft of Browser UI Checklist

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 08:30:21 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199802141630.IAA29037@netcom13.netcom.com>
To: w3c-wai-ui@w3.org
I think that there are two characteristics that software engineers who
are developing GUI's need to understand about screen readers.

The first characteristic is that screen readers are very good at reading
blocks of text.

The second characteristic is that screen readers can be very inefficient
or weak when navigating through combinations of graphics elements
or combinations of graphics and text elements.

Designing a program for accessibility needs to take advantage of the
first characteristic and minimize the influence of the second


> I have placed a draft checklist for usability features for Browers at:
> http://www.w3c.org/WAI/UI/wai-browser-cl.html
> Please review the list as a basis of discussion.  The list is going to be
> used for looking at accessibility of the Amya browser in a telephone
> meeting monday.  So people who are going to be a part of that discussion,
> please review the checklist.
> Thanks,
> Jon
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
> University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
> 1207 S. Oak Street
> Champaign, IL 61820
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