Thread Subject: Re: "closedsoftware"
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From: Jim Tobias
Date: Fri, Dec 22 2006 9:10 AM
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" The hardware is not closed but the software is. It is not designed to
The fact that at product can be upgraded by its manufacturer with
proprietary software - or even that it allows 3rd party extensions - is a
different issue from whether it works with AT."
As I've posted recently, "closed" means BOTH unable to be controlled from
another, accessible, device like an AT-equipped PC workstation; AND unable
to load and run its own accessibility software.
What does "... works with AT" mean -- only current AT? We should not be
constrained by the current crop of AT. The goal of the regs is to stimulate
native accessibility in products that don't have it right now, and to
stimulate AT where native accessibility is not feasible or reasonable.
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