[Accessibility] NSF Draft #4
janina at rednote.net
Thu Dec 11 07:52:48 PST 2003
Bill Haneman writes:
> From: Bill Haneman <Bill.Haneman at Sun.COM>
> Doug Beattie wrote:
> >I like the way this reads now.
> Agreed, I really like the way it reads also.
> A couple of nits:
> >>* Vendors of Unix and Linux such as IBM Corporation, Red Hat Inc., Sun
> >>Micro Systems,
> >> and United Linux, among others.
> Should we mention Novell since they are now major stakeholders? And
> since Michael is on board ;-) ?
Done. Now reads:
* Vendors of Unix and Linux such as IBM Corporation, Novell Corporation,
* Red Hat Inc., Sun Micro Systems,
and United Linux, among others.
Michael--or anyone--please advise if "Novell Corporation" is correct.
I couldn't find how Novell refers to itself (legally) on the
novell.com home page.
I'll have a secretary take care of the following nits today.
> >>* Users with various disabilities can not effectively use the system.
> You use a leading capital letter here, and "system" singular, whereas
> the other bullet points use lower-case initial letters, and "systems"
> >>* systems do not meet legal requirements (which hampers marketing of
> >> free standards based systems).
> >>* developers cannot consistently write accessible applications.
> >>* comprehensive and consistent platform services that support
> >>AT-SPI enables assistive technology tools, e.g. screen readers,
> >>magnifiers, and even scripting interfaces to query and interact with
> >>graphical user interface (GUI) controls." As such it facilitates access
> >>for individuals who cannot use the standard GUI. It enables developers
> >>(or a third party) to build applications that are, or can be made
> There's an extraneous quotation mark (") in the above paragraph, it seems.
> >>The AT-SPI enables developers and distributions to meet the accessibility
> >>requirements of many individual and corporate customers.
> >>2.) AT Device Shared I/O
> >>AT device shared I/O would make it possible for devices that are
> >>commonly used by persons with disabilities to operate smoothly with
> >>several client applications simultaneously.
> I cannot fault the document on any significant count, I think it's a
> very strong proposal.
> Thanks Janina!
Thanks to both of you, Bill and Doug, and everyone else on the call. You
sharpened the thinking. I just found words to use.
> - Bill
Email: janina at rednote.net
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