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Re: Use of Citrix to provide accessibility?


From: Robinson, Norman B - Washington, DC
Date: Dec 14, 2006 12:14PM

I would very much doubt it. We've had significant integration issues
with Citrix and other Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) applications. The
screen readers themselves didn't work with most of the clients until
(relatively) recently, which also involved Microsoft updating the
operating system functions to pass the accessibility information through
to the client. For more information, the Wikipedia article on Remote
Desktop Protocol via URL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol might be of use to

If it sounds too good to be true..


Norman B. Robinson

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Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 11:55 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Use of Citrix to provide accessibility?

Somebody told me that a web application that is not accessible
(multiples frames with no explicit names, no alt on images, no explicit
association between labels and form fields etc...) could become
accessible (low level of accessibility though) using Citrix
(http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/ps2/technology/index.asp). While the
whole web application code is modified for accessibility, this solution
could be used as a quick workaround.
I'm rather skeptical... I don't know how this tool could create non
existent alt or could find the relationship between a label and its
field... (etc.)
Do you ever use or hear about this solution? Can it really be a quick
improvement on accessibility side? What do you think about that?

Patrick Portejoie
UI Architect / Accessibility specialist