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Re: Augmentative and alternative communication


From: Michael Ausbun
Date: May 22, 2020 2:03PM

Hi again,
To add:
I realize (now) I forgot to include eye-tracking software in my ask; which, I believe relies on mouse-esk input.
To clarify my question:
Are there any considerations that need to be made by developers, outside of the standard considerations, to ensure AAC can cross-functionally interact with a site/application, or, is that handle by general best-practices?
Thanks again; it's been a fun but long week! Sorry for the confusion!

From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Michael Ausbun
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 2:42 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: [WebAIM] Augmentative and alternative communication

Good afternoon,
I have a question regarding Augmentative and alternative communication devices and how people using these tools interact with web content.
As I understand it, AAC used to interact with user interfaces rely programmatically on the same technology which allows for keyboard access. Thus, if keyboard access exists, then AAC should be able to work as well.
Is this assumption incorrect? If so, what am I not thinking about?
Thanks in advance!