janina at afb.net
Wed Jun 28 10:54:17 EDT 2000
No, not to run it, but to author the application.
Authoring tools matter because different tools yield different results
in terms of accessibility.
On Wed, 28 Jun 2000,
brent harding wrote:
> If java was to be so universal, why do you seem to need these proprietary
> programs to run it? We are still stuck with the OS the program was made
> for, like microsoft virtual machine only runs in windows, sun's in unix, etc.
> At 09:43 AM 6/28/00 -0400, you wrote:
> >I guess my point is that we should start tracking what JAVA tools are
> >being used to create the applications we're interested in. There's a
> >difference among the various JAVA development tools. The ones we'd like to
> >tap into, imho, are those from Sun, because they are disigned, explicitly
> >and specifically, with disability in mind.
> >On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Kirk Wood wrote:
> >> I would not bet that Dialpad might work on Linux, but not with any of the
> >> text based browsers. The catch is that the service uses a Java based
> >> program.
> >> As for it being inherantly gui based, Java is definately not. In fact, IBM
> >> has done quite a bit of work with speech access in Java. If memory serves
> >> correctly, they even have a screen reader based entirely on Java. The
> >> catch is that it must run in a virtual machine. It is possible to install
> >> the Sun VM without having X on your system. In fact, apache has some Java
> >> support.
> > Janina Sajka, Director
> > Information Systems Research & Development
> > American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
> >janina at afb.net
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Janina Sajka, Director
Information Systems Research & Development
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
janina at afb.net
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