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Re: IM Accessibility


From: Aaron Cannon
Date: Nov 21, 2008 8:10PM

Skype, Windows Messenger, and AIM, all seem to be supported by Jaws, though I've only used the first two. I was also able to use ICQ about seven years ago, but I haven't used it since then, so can't vouch for the more recent versions of the program. Finally, I have also used Google Talk, and I found the experience to be unpleasant and difficult at best.

Of course, this is just with Jaws. Other screen readers may give different results.


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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of John E. Brandt
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 4:27 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] IM Accessibility

I have been using Windows Live Messenger for years with a friend who is a
screen reader user. We have also been using Twitter...he uses Twitthat.

Is WebAIM on Twitter? Should it be?

Anyone interested in exploring a Twitter "group" regarding accessibility? Or
does one already exist?


John E. Brandt
Web Design, Development, Consultation
Augusta, Maine USA

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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Moore, Michael
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 2:17 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List; Discussion list for web and software
accessibility issues
Subject: [WebAIM] IM Accessibility

Does anyone have any experience with the accessibility of IM clients. If
so can you point me to either research or make recommendations. It looks
like the Spark client that I was given to test is a no-go with JAWS 9
but I may be missing something.

Mike Moore
DARS Accessibility Coordinator