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accessible chat clients


From: Despain, Dallas
Date: Mar 18, 2010 3:57PM

Does anyone have any updated resources on accessible chat clients be they Web, desktop or mobile? I found http://www.webaim.org/articles/archives/chats/ which is apparently slightly out of date.

It doesn't seem like any of the big chat clients such as Yahoo messenger, live person etc are doing much with it.

The best client I've used so far i is the desktop version of MSN messenger which notifies the screen reader with a typing sound when a person starts typing and notifies the person when a message comes in.

I'm mostly interested in web because we want to do in accessible chat client both for Web and mobile web.