Thread Subject: Re: FPC: Use without vision
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Wed, Jun 06 2007 5:30 PM
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This is a good start. We shouldn't say "comparable to a screen reader"
though. That is a very high bar - including being able to get summaries of
pages, link lists, and much more that you wouldn't get on a kiosk (and most
people wouldn't know how to use (unless they used a screen reader and it
operated exactly the same way as the KIOSK and had the same keyboard layout
Or did you mean - comparable to sighted users. hmmmm. That might work.
If AT for screen reading cannot be used, the product must provide access
to all functions through speech output in a manner that is comparable to
users without disabilities.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> Easiest to reference these from the eWG page. We need to
> flush out minimums for closed products as begun in our
> subcommittee meeting at the TEITAC.
> 1.1 a. At least one mode shall be provided that allows full
> use of product without using vision, directly or with users' AT.
> If AT for screen reading cannot be used, the product must
> provide comparable access to all functions through speech
> output. Also discussed tactile but think we need to be flexible here.
> There was also discussion about establishing a top of menu.
> Not sure if this is relevant if there is access to the
> functionality of that menu.
> Do we need more detail? Access to menus, prompts, dialogs,
> status of controls etc.
> Debbie Cook
> WA Assistive Technology Program
> Box 357920
> Seattle, WA 98195-7920
> Phone: 206-685-4181