[access-uk] Re: Announcement - AccessibleNews for IE launched!

Gaurang how much do you expect this plug in will cost once you are satisfied 
with the way it works?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gaurang Kanvinde" <gaurangrk@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2006 6:29 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Announcement - AccessibleNews for IE launched!


Hello friends!

As Graham has rightly said, the AccessibleNews Plug in does actually 
rearrange the web page. However this is not done merely on the basis of 
content, but in fact, it is done based on the layout, etc as designed by the 
author.

As you all know, sighted people do not face problems while reading websites 
even if they are not designed according to Accessibility guidelines. The 
plug in makes use of this very fact to determine the intended sequence of 
reading the web page. It then re organises the page, and presents this 
sequence to the screen reader. The concepts used for achieving this are 
universal and hence they always work.

Thus, the plug in presents the website "correct side up", instead of merely 
linearising as currently done by screen readers. This significantly improves 
the usability of the Internet, and makes the Internet simple to use, as it 
should be!

Of course, this is not to say that Accessible Guidelines are redundant. But 
the Plug in comes to the rescue when such guidelines are not followed, as is 
the cased with most, if not all, websites.

I would recommend you to use the Plug in yourself, and form an opinion based 
on first hand experience!

Regards,
Gaurang.

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From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Announcement - AccessibleNews for IE launched!
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 22:07:14 +0100

from looking at the site it seems that the program reorganises  information 
so that what you want is at the top of the page and navigation and stuff is 
underneath.  This technology is often not foolsafe as it's a case of trying 
to guess which is content and which is not. This can really only be done by 
analysing code and again we get down to the old issue of how well is the 
page written?

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