Thread Subject: Re: Web Gaps - keyboard operation
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From: David Poehlman
Date: Thu, Jan 18 2007 5:05 PM
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PHOTOSHOP IS AN EXAMPLE OF A MODEL WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE. I WON'T
DEBATE IT HERE, BUT I DO KNOW OF WORK BLIND PEOPLE DO WHICH COULD BE
IMPACTED BY THEIR ABILITY TO USE THIS TYPE OF TOOL.
On Jan 18, 2007, at 4:53 PM, Barrett, Don wrote:
In all my testing over the years, I have never come across a situation
in which a blind persons's career was negatively affected because
drawing capacity wasn't available from the keyboard. I will never use
PhotoShop, and I don't know any blind person who will. I still haven't
seen clear concise examples of what is wrong with textually discerned.
For example, why are we just accepting the notion that freehand drawing
must be accessible from the keyboard. I am not against the idea if it
has practical merit, but I want to ensure that the standards provide
practical guidance, not just satisfy an intellectual desire to codify
that which isn't necessary.
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