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Re: List of questions to AT developers

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2000 11:05:05 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000201105939.01c5a180@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: schwer@us.ibm.com
Cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I think we first need to get AT developers to buy into using the DOM.  I
think this is an interesting topic and one that can be used to potentially
sell using the DOM to AT developers.  My impression is that most AT
developers have very little understanding of the DOM and currently have
little time or interest in discussing how it could improve their products.
The UA group needs to go out and shake some hands to help people understand
our message of using the DOM and hopefully adopt its use in their products.


At 10:29 AM 2/1/00 -0600, schwer@us.ibm.com wrote:
>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
>College of Applied Life Studies
>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>Voice: (217) 244-5870
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>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
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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
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