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Re: EZ access / infrared URLs as requested

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 10:48:41 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.19991111104337.00c40220@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Thanks Al for providing more information.  

From your response it sounds like the EZAccess reference is a collection of
techniques, many are already being demonstrated public places. 

The AIIP is still under development and is not been publically demonstrated.  

Do you think references to the EZAccess techniques would be a useful to
include as part of the User Agent Guidelines?


At 10:26 AM 11/11/99 -0600, you wrote:
>At 08:44 AM 11/11/99 -0600, Jon Gunderson wrote:
>>I proposed that we include the references that kitch enclosed as techniques
>>for checkpoint 1.1.  The bullet for the technique would be:
>>If you only support one input device (i.e. Kiosk or portable device)
>>provide an accessible alternative interface.
>>Two implmentations of an accessible alternative interface would be the use
>>of the Easy Access and/or AIIP techniques.
>The "or" in this proposed language is not consistent with the EITAAC
>adoption of a both-and standard: equipment should be both 1) as
>intrinsically accessible as is readily achievable, and also 2) compatible
>with add-on equipment for the cases not handled intrinsically.
>The two references Kitch gave are not comparable.  EZAccess is a whole
>library of design techniques.  AIIP is a concept for one part of a
>compatibility strategy.
>EZAccess is a comprehensive bundle of hardware and software techniques for
>the primary and compatibility interfaces to make devices for public and
>consumer use broadly accessible.  While it continues to grow and change,
>there are working examples and there is a lot there to mine for how-to ideas.
>AIIP is a software concept related to accessibility by means of
>compatibility with add-on equipment.  AIIP is presently pretty nebulous.
>There is no "there" there when User Agent designers follow the link to ask
>"OK, now how do I do it?"  Can we call this a Technique?  Maybe I am too
>close to the problem, but I think that customers of the Techniques
>literature will want to know the difference between references to concrete
>technology that they can readily apply and projects which are aiming to
>produce technology which contributes to a solution.
>>At 08:28 PM 11/10/99 -0600, you wrote:
>>>The URLs that Jon requested in the appear below. 
>>>Trace Center information on kiosks and EZ Access techniques.
>>>The National Committee for Information Technology Standards work on the
>>>Alternative Interface Interaction Protocol (AIIP). 
>>>I'll have to check and see if there is a better resource for information on
>>>infrared. I not sure which is the best site to include.
>>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>>Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
>>Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>>College of Applied Life Studies
>>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>>1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>>Voice: (217) 244-5870
>>Fax: (217) 333-0248
>>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>>WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
>>WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820

Voice: (217) 244-5870
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua
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