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From: Wayne Chenoweth
Date: Jul 25, 2003 2:46PM


I was surprised at your comment that "There is no one browser that will meet
the needs of every disability." In light of Section 508 compliance there
should be, or we should not purchase it in federal and now California entities.
I would rather you added after your statement, "but assistive technology is
available to work with the browser to get there." This is what 508 requires of
applications. If a browser does not support AT, it is neither accessible nor
508 compliant. The Opera features are nice, but if it only works with some AT,
I can't recommend it myself.

Wayne Chenoweth


--- Jon Gunderson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I do not believe it supports Microsoft MSAA technologies used by screen
> readers like JAWS and WINDOW EYES. But it has other great features for
> people who are not blind. For example:
>
> 1. Keyboard support
> a. Independent navigation of form controls (TAB and Shift+TAB) and links (A
> and Q keys)
> b. Navigation of header elements (W and S)
> c. List of links (Control+J)
> d. Toggle images on and off (G)
> e. Toggle between user and author styling (Control+G)
> f. Continuous increase and decrease font size (+ and - on numeric keypad)
> more in the help menu....
>
> 2. Built-in user styling options (look in View/Style menu)
>
> 3. Supports custom user style sheets
>
> There is no one browser that will meet the needs of every disability. But
> for built-in, out of the box features Opera is one of the best and my
> favorite.
>
> Jon
>
>
> At 11:41 AM 7/25/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >Hi
> >How well does it work with JAWS?
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Jon Gunderson" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> >To: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> >Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 11:30 AM
> >Subject: Re: Opera -evaluating Web accessibility software
> >
> >
> > > Opera is a great browser in general. I suggest people try it.
> > >
> > > http://www.opera.com
> > >
> > > Jon
> > >
> > > At 11:18 AM 7/25/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> > > >Opera is also excellent for prescribing user designated style sheets.
> > > >Please visit .....
> > > >
> > > >http://www.jp29.org/wapl.htm
> > > >
> > > >..... for further discussion of this.
> > > >
> > > >James Pickering
> > > >http://www.jp29.org/
> > >
> > > Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> > > Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> > > Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
> > > MC-574
> > > College of Applied Life Studies
> > > University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
> > > 1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820
> > >
> > > Voice: (217) 244-5870
> > > Fax: (217) 333-0248
> > >
> > > E-mail: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > >
> > > WWW: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/
> > > WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
> MC-574
> College of Applied Life Studies
> University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
> 1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820
>
> Voice: (217) 244-5870
> Fax: (217) 333-0248
>
> E-mail: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>
> WWW: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/
> WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
>
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