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Re: Mozilla Accessibility Extension for testing for acce ssibility within a web browser


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Dec 2, 2004 8:40AM

Responses in JRG:
> - with the lists, why not make all the data appear in the
columns? For
>instance, with images, I need to click on each image to get
to the alt-text.
>Why not just add an alt-text column?

JRG: The alt text is now in the text column in the lastest

> - a print button on the list windows would be useful

JRG: You mean you would like to print to paper the list of
something? Why would this be useful?

> - the toolbar that appears across the top of my browser
doesn't seem
>moveable or hideable. Since the same options are in the TOOLS >>
>ACCESSIBILITY menu, it'd be nice to have an option to hide
the regular
>toolbar just to conserve screen real estate.

JRG: On the right hand side of all toolbars is a shaded area
with a small arrow pointing down. Click in this area and the
toolbar will shrink. But what it sounds like is you would
like a hide altogether function, right?

> - a lot of the features are also features found in the
>toolbar. That's not a critique...just an obvservation in case
you weren't
>aware of that extension too.

JRG: Yes we are.

>Overall, though, it's definitely a nice add-on to Firefox.
>Also, I've been playing with the Fangs extension a bit too
(the screen
>reader 'emulator') and that's becoming quite useful as well.

JRG: We are planning to add the screen reader (text view)
found in fang to the accessibility extension. Although the
interface will be different. We already implement a list of
header and list of links function proposed in fang. Our goal
is a tool both developers and people with disabilities can use.

Thanks you for your comments!


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820

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