Thread Subject: Re: Captioning not accessible to screen reader users
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From: Jim Tobias
Date: Fri, Oct 27 2006 2:30 PM
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wow -- so this means a deaf-blind user using JAWS for braille would not be
able to participate?
has RCC been tested with other AT, like enlargers?
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> From: Debbie Cook [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 3:08 PM
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> Subject: [teitac-tools] Captioning not accessible to screen
> reader users
> I know we can't resolve this easily, and it's an interesting
> discussion related to whether AT needs to comply and to what
> extent, but for the record, the captioning tool refreshes are
> not picked up by JAWS. Even doing a page refresh in IE
> doesn't cut it. I litterally have to leave and return to the
> page or activate a feature to get a refresh. Discovered this
> when I couldn't connect to the Documentation call and decided
> to use the captioning as an alternative. Tom confirms that in
> their tests it doesn't work with JAWS, and that nobody cared
> much since the captioning is AT. So, we should just be aware
> of it here in case others try to use it in this way.
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