Re: [magnifiers] [Fwd: Most wanted feature in Moz]
- Although large print software tends to have a rough time with speech
feedback of web pages, screen readers such as Jaws and Window-Eyes already
do what is mentioned in this e-mail. Using Jaws I can quickly and easily
switch between frames and when I reach a picture the descriptive tag (if
any) is already read now. The problem with accessibility of web pages is
more due to the person writing the web page taking shortcuts. Many web pages
use are simply missing the textual information or are created using
technology that uses only graphics to display information on the screen even
though to the eye it may look like regular text. Convincing web page
developers to not take shortcuts would be, in my opinion, a greater step
toward accessible web sites than anything that can be done to a web browser.
Computer Access Specialist
Cincinnati Association for the Blind
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Subject: Most wanted feature in Moz
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 18:57:12 +0200
From: Bas Cancrinus <justsayyes@...>
Unlike earlier posts I'd like to present 1 feature for Mozilla, which
could make it a "killer app" for the blind and visual impaired. From my
own experiences and those of many others I conclude the following:
screen readers, either standalone or embedded into magnifiers (such as
DocReader in ZoomText Xtra) fail to process content from web browsers
In general the above is caused by the following elements within this
content: table structures, images and frames. Therefore I'd like to
propose alternative page rendering that disables these elements. The
following scenario describes how a page that consists of all these
elements should be processed.
1. USR: Points SYS to URL.
2. SYS: Detects frameset.
3. SYS: Adds tabbed window for each frame.
4. SYS: [WHILE] Rendering each frame into its tabbed window...
4.1 PARSER: [IF] img tag detected...
4.1.1 RENDERER: [THEN] display "Image: " + (alt value [OR] URL)
4.2 PARSER: [IF] table tag detected...
4.2.2 RENDERER: Display each tr tag as hr tag; display each th/td tag as
p&b/p tag respectively.
Please let me know if the concepts of this scenario are clear.
Bas Cancrinus -> bas@...
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