Thread Subject: Re: API Requirements proposal
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From: Peter Korn
Date: Wed, Apr 04 2007 3:30 PM
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> Regarding accessible calculators, it may be that the horse is already
> out of the barn. In my inbox today, I received the email below. It
> would appear to address calculators as a closed system.
> *ViewPlus announces the third edition of their Audio Graphing
> The fully-accessible, scientific graphing calculator for WindowsÂ®
> Purchase the full version for $295.00 or upgrade from AGC 2.0 to the
> most recent version of 3.0 for $195.00.
If I'm not mistaken, the ViewPlus product is a software application
running on Windows. I don't think it is the theoretical (hardware)
calculator being referred to in this thread.
And it raises an interesting question for me...
We've talked about whether AT is or is not IT (and so is or is not
subject to 508). This software calculator AT access software that
provides access to other products (e.g. a screen reader). Rather, it is
a purpose built product designed explicitly to meet the needs of folks
with certain disabilities. Not unlike AAC software running on a general
purpose computer (or for that matter, a standalone AAC device).
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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