Thread Subject: Re: Startingdiscussionson theAccessibility APIproposal
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From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: Tue, Jan 09 2007 7:45 AM
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Norman Robinson wrote:
"I'll second that Allen (that an accessibility stack
description/model/index would be useful).
I also can't help but comment that the previous versions of MSAA were (I
thought) unencumbered by patent issues. We need something open and
consistent if we ever are to make a suggestion that industry consider
using a specific API."
I don't think we can say industry *must* use a specific API, but maybe
we can say that OS(s) have a requirement to include such an API and make
it available for use, and then require AT vendors to as possible make
use of available API9s). some of that is already there, but not
I don't think we can specify the openness of the API or cost factors.
Allen Hoffman -- 202-447-0303
DHS office on Accessible systems & technology
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