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Re: List of questions to AT developers

From: <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 10:29:10 -0600
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256878.005B20C9.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>

Jon and Ian,

Could you ask what other API/features vendors would like the DOM API to
support? I am spearheading the requirements for DOM 3 in the WAI PF group.
The accessibility issues list I presented to the DOM working group is being
used as the base for the DOM 3 requirements document. One thing that has
helped me to create this list is based on our work with HPR 3.0 and using
the DOM. I would like to hear other requirements from vendors so that we
could extend this list.



Rich Schwerdtfeger
Lead Architect, IBM Special Needs Systems
EMail/web: schwer@us.ibm.com http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/rich.htm

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.",

Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu> on 01/31/2000 03:19:18 PM

To:   Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject:  Re: List of questions to AT developers

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. 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
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
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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