Thread Subject: Re: Web Gaps - keyboard operation
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From: Barrett, Don
Date: Thu, Jan 18 2007 8:40 PM
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Theoretically perhaps; I just don't see it, excuse the pun.
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"Of David Poehlman
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"To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee
"Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Web Gaps - keyboard operation
"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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