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From: smithj7
Date: Oct 13, 2006 12:50AM


I enjoyed trying out some of the tests... I wish there were more hours in a
day.
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From: "Hoffman, Allen" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Ajax


> see www.bindows.net.
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> From: smithj7 [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 1:42 PM
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> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Ajax
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> I am very happy to hear of the on-going improvements. Things can only
> get better when everyone works together to assure equal access.
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> At this point, I am still recommending not using AJAX. The target
> population, for the most part, of this particular application will be
> people working at the local level Florida school systems.
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> I work for the Florida state agencies that is the sole state agency that
> provides services that assist people who are blind or severely visually
> impaired get jobs. When we purchase their initial licenses for JAWS or
> another speech software we include 3 free updates.
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> What we have consistently found is that even when other employee
> software is updated (which is by the way lagging within state
> government, especially at the local level), that people who are using
> the access technology's software
> is NOT updated until they cannot access something. The person ends up
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> getting with our Mandersfield Technology Center or one of our district
> offices when their job is jeoporized because the powers that be and
> often the individual herself/himself does not realize that the problem
> is technology based!
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> Access technology is still expensive, unlike some of the other
> accomodations for people with disabilities. People and businesses need
> time to afford the newest versions of the access technology. Users need
> to be able to have time to learn how to use the newer versions of
> software technology.
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> Because technology is so rapidily developing, it seems that tech folks
> are going to need to remember that users may still not have the means to
> have the equal access only because they don't have the right tools,
> skills, or time and money to assure that in happening. Does that make
> sense?
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> From: "Alastair Campbell" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 5:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Ajax
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>>> There are a number of reasons why using an *AJAX only* solutions is a
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>>> recipe for problems.
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>> Assuming you went with the Hijax method (as Tim mentioned:
>> http://domscripting.com/blog/display/41) and provided an obvious
>> option to turn off the 'advanced' features, would there be any
>> accessibility issues there?
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>> I've tested James Edwards AJAX test cases with recent versions of JAWs
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>> and Voiceover with good results (a few caveats), so things are
>> improving.
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>> Kind regards,
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>> -Alastair
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>> Alastair Campbell | Director of User Experience
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