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Open A11y Expert Handlers Conference Call Minutes 2007/08/13


  • Neil Soiffer (NS) - chair and scribe
  • Janina Sajka (JS)
  • Pete Brunet (PB)
  • Vladimir Bulatov (VB)
  • Gregory Rosmaita (GR)

Mission Statement

There was some discussion on how to make this simpler and clearer for non-native English speakers. See draft mission statement 3 for details of the discussion.

Action Item: Neil to try to simplify the sentence structure.

Navigability Use Cases (Pete Brunet)

The use case document under discussion is Pete Brunet's Navigability Use Cases.

PB: How abstract can we make the notion of navigability?

NS: Math is different is than many other domains in that it is recursive -- if you break something down, you often get back to it being an expression.

JS: I think the examples are really good.

VB: The ideas discussed don't really apply to SVG. I don't think there is commonality.

NS: We earlier discussed two models: one of the AT having some high-level model (move to first item, etc), and one of the AT ceding control to the handler (here's a keystroke, etc).

PB: I think it makes sense to have a higher level of "go to first item" or "go to last item" and have the handler decide what an item is.

GR: Jaws has "skim reading" that will read the first few words of a paragraph, of a sentence, or via some rules (eg, ones that deal with additions/deletions in a document with diff marking).

PB: Some users may not want to go hierarchically, but some will. The AT would provide the key sequences for these, but the handler would response to that sequence.

Resources for Expert Handlers SIG Use Cases



Next meeting

The next meeting of the Handlers SIG will be 20 August 2007.