Thread Subject: Re: "closed software"
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From: Randy Marsden (Home)
Date: Wed, Jan 03 2007 9:30 AM
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A screen reader is but one category of assistive technology. Because Apple
happened to make their own for the Mac doesnÂ¹t mean all aspects of assistive
technology are covered. (Access for the mobility impaired, for example, is
not addressed by a screen reader).
Also, AppleÂ¹s screen reader uses accessibility APIÂ¹s built into the
operating system, as any other assistive technology screen reader would. It
just happens that the same company makes both the IT and the screen reader.
So, technically, I think it would fit into GreggÂ¹s category 1: an IT
product that is compatible with external AT.
> From: David Poehlman < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Reply-To: TEITAC General Interface Accessibility Subcommittee
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> Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 05:37:33 -0500
> To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Cc: 'TEITAC self contained/closed products subcommittee'
> < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >, 'TEITAC General Interface Accessibility
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> Subject: Re: [teitac-general] [teitac-websoftware] [teitac-closed] "closed
> greg, am I to understand then that your #2 excludes the Mac which has
> its ownn AT?