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Re: W3C Survey

From: <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 15:20:39 -0600
To: "Jim Edwards" <jim@nycap.rr.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <8525687B.0075D3E2.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>

Here you go.

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.",

"Jim Edwards" <jim@nycap.rr.com> on 02/04/2000 10:37:30 AM

To:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject:  W3C Survey

1.   What techniques do you currently use or plan to use to access and
process WWW content for alternative or enhanced rendering for people with

Text capture ("off screen model") and MSAA.

Use the DOM in IE and/or Mozilla.

2.   Are you familiar with the W3C Document Object Module (DOM)[1]?


3.   If yes to question 2, are you familiar with APIs you can use to
access the DOM implementations of current user agents (i.e. Microsoft
implementation of the DOM in IE 4.0/5.0)?

Yes. IE 5.0.

4.   If yes to question 2 and 3, do you think the DOM will meet your
needs for access to WWW content?

Yes, but with some additions.

5.   If yes to question 3 and 4, how complex and resource intensive is it
to use the DOM to access WWW content?

It is fine if you are running in process.

6.   Indicate which of the following resources would help you in using or
deciding to use the DOM for accessing WWW content.  Respond to each
with a yes, no or don't know.

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 Open ended question for you to indicate any other resources that would
help you?

Good help system/documentation

7.   Could you please review and comment on current version of the W3C
Web Accessibility Initiative User Agent guidelines [2], especially the
checkpoints related to Guideline 5: Observe system conventions and standard
interfaces [3]?

The guidelines seem quite complete.  I did not see any omissions in my

jim edwards

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