[WEB4LIB] Re: Jaws Web Page readers' comments?

Euan Morton euan.morton at xrxgsn.com
Thu Sep 26 14:00:00 EDT 2002


I forwarded your reply to a friend of mine who has been blind since birth
and she replied:

Hi Euan,

<nodding vigorously>  Yeh, it is an eye opener.  If you're really
interested in seeing how the stuff works, suggest you download demo
versions of JFW (Jaws for Windows) and Window-eyes.  They will allow
you to see how they work.



Ann P.


Euan Morton, CIBER @ Xerox
Web Developer, Xerox Global Service Net
ICQ: 104325610 - http://home.rochester.rr.com/acode/
Astronomicon '02, Rochester's own SF convention, Nov 1-3, 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: web4lib at webjunction.org
> [mailto:web4lib at webjunction.org]On Behalf Of Richard Wiggins
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 4:00 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [WEB4LIB] Re: Jaws Web Page readers' comments?
> Forgive the late reply to this, but recently I arranged a
> demonstration with
> Michael Hudson, who heads the Resource Center for Persons with
> Disabilities
> at Michigan State.  Mike is severely visually impaired and has used talker
> technology since 1986.  He uses JAWS and finds it the best tool
> to meet his
> needs.
> We had about 20 folks who navigate visually observing as Mike navigated a
> set of university sites (including some of our own) demonstrating
> how things
> work -- and don't work -- for him as he used JAWS.
> It was quite literally eye-opening for all involved.  I strongly
> suggest to
> anyone who is trying to build accessible pages that they do a similar
> exercise.  WATCH as someone uses talker technology to navigate.  You can't
> appreciate all the subtleties by running Bobby.
> Mike runs the talker at 55% of possible speed.  No one in the room could
> follow at that rate.  He dialed it down to 35% and the rest of us
> were then
> able to follow.  :-)
> /rich
> rich at richardwiggins.com       www.richardwiggins.com

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