GUIs (was Re: A comment on Slashdot)

Victor Tsaran vtsaran at
Fri Apr 14 23:35:55 EDT 2000

Actually, WIndows2000 has MSAA as a part of the operating system. It is not
a question of Microsoft not including their own technology, but who supports
it. However much we blame Microsoft, but at least they are trying to do
something. Many apraised companies like Netscape, didn't even consider
supporting MSAA.

----- Original Message -----
From: <cpt.kirk at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: GUIs (was Re: A comment on Slashdot)

> Here is my take on the issue (for what it is worth). Active Accessibility
> should be a real part of the OS. It should not be a patched version and
> there should not be a special update (except perhaps that if it is updated
> it could be offered until such time as the next core update comes out).
> Basically, if one has the latest updates to the system, they should have
> the latest updates for this.
> But to do this would take far more then the small staff they have
> "dedicated" to the task. Instead it would take sitting down and figuring
> out how things work and planning accordingly. I am not a believer. I don't
> believe that there will be a single core for "home" and "business." The
> end of the seperate lines for 95 and NT is always pushed back. That is
> because neither can be modified easily for the intended use. A full
> install of linux OS and X windows is less then half the number of lines of
> code that Win2000 has.
> I don't think that the M$ solution will ever be anything else then a
> catch-up for those looking to make it accessible. The only way that would
> change is for the blind people to create the powerful force that the deaf
> people have. Even then, I just don't know. Weasle Bill would probably talk
> about how they couldn't innovate (attempt to turn other people's ideas
> into their private proprietary standard).
> Kirk Wood
> Cpt.Kirk at
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