Thread Subject: Re: "closed software"
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From: Lazzaro, Joe (ITD)
Date: Tue, Jan 16 2007 5:16 PM
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For the closed devices you describe like automatic teller machines and
the like, your Universal Remote Console concept or something like it
seems very promising. What concerns me are the thousands of little
closed devices that constantly enter the market, and as you know, the
bulk of them are inaccessible. I would think that a standard scaled down
hardware platform would go a long way towards solving problems with
closed devices. If vendors used standardized hardware platforms such as
we find in many PDAs and cell phones, we could add accessibility
solutions to the device. I would also think that closed devices should
be forced to have an interface to a remote console if the device is
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