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Re: List of questions to AT developers

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 16:46:08 -0500
Message-ID: <389602A0.4D9AB51E@clark.net>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
CC: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I suppose we need:
 1> an edit or two for grammar and spelling such as at one point in
the below the dom is refered to as the dom module, is this correct?

2> a short introduction describing what the group sees as the role of
a ts in the implementation process?
The guidelines are intended to assist developpers of graphical user
agents in providing accessability for the user interface and to their
rendered web content.  Part of this is to provide assistive technology
with the capability to link into the user agent in order to
fascilitate accessability to the user agent or to become part of the
user agent.    

I don't have the rest of this thought through just yet but the idea is
to ask what is needed by at developpers from ua developpers in order
to assist them with development of access solutions?  I like the
questions and the introduction to and the guidelines and other
material can certainly serve as a guide to understanding.  I am
concerned however that a t developpers might need a quick over view on
which to base their answers to the questions incase they don't read
the supporting material and guidelines.

If I am way off base, there is no need to respond but I'd be happy to
assist in any way that I can.

Jon Gunderson wrote:
> Revised set of questions to AT developers:
> 1. What techniques do you currently use or plan to use to access and
> process WWW content for alternative rendering?
> 2. Are you familar with the W3C Document Object Module (DOM)[1]?
> 3. If yes to question 2, are you familar with interfaces your technology
> can use to access DOMs (i.e. Microsoft implementatoin of the DOM in IE
> 4/0/5.0)?
> 4. If yes to question 2 and 3,  do you think the DOM will meet your needs
> for access to WWW content?
> 5. If yes to question 3 and 4, how resource intensive is it to use the DOM
> as the means of accessing WWW content?
> 6. Indicate which of the following resources would help you in using or
> deciding to use the DOM for accessing WWW content.
> 6.a Demonstration code?
> 6.b WWW based tutorial materials on DOM capabilities and programming examples?
> 6.c Face-to-face workshop on DOM capabilities and programming examples?
> 6.d Access to people with expertise in DOM capabilities and programming?
> 6.e Any other resources that would help you?
> 7. Could you please review and comment on current version of the W3C Web
> Accessibility Initiative User Agent guidelines[2], especially the Guideline
> 5: Observe system conventions and standard interfaces[3]?
> [1] http://www.w3.org/DOM/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-UAAG10-20000128
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-UAAG10-20000128/#gl-accessible-interface
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
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