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Re: accessible chat clients


From: Moore,Michael (DARS)
Date: Mar 18, 2010 4:21PM

We tested AIM last fall and found it to work well with screen readers and magnifiers. We did not do full compliance testing and concentrated on the most common functionality that our users would need to send and receive messages.

Mike Moore

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Despain, Dallas
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 3:57 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] accessible chat clients

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 I found http://www.webaim.org/articles/archives/chats/ which is apparently slightly out of date.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.