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Re: Requiring PTR

2008-04-14 01:32:55

Hector Santos wrote:

Sabahattin Gucukoglu wrote:
Hi Hector,

As a blind person, I find that the other thing that doesn't bother the majority of people that does bother me is graphical CAPTCHAs. Most people find them a nuisance; I find them a positive frustration. Given that these too are almost completely pointless, I won't inflict them upon others.

It catchy.  This web site has it, so that other site must have it.

As it use to be called in the DOS days, Speech Friendly Interfacing (SFI) was something we supported in our mail reader products with direct BIOS support and support with vendors such as Vocal Eyes. I have to admit the WEB neglected the market, but I don't think the Vocal Eyes people stopped.

I think there is good news in the web horizon for the visual impaired. New web standards are being put together specifically intended to better support keyboard and cursors. John Resig, the principal behind jQuery and the new Javascript updates recently wrote about the current effort. The new beta browsers FireFox 3.0 and IE 8.0 have support for the new WEB "SFI" standards, but I forget the official name it is under.

An FYI, the new web SFI (speech friendly interface as we use to call it) effort is called officially called by the ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications).

Some useful Links:  <<-- overview

I know this is not directly SMTP related, but maybe just for this note only, it might serve useful for SMTP product vendors here to become aware of such efforts, if not already, and to suggest improvements for their future SMTP related WEB configuration features to include WAI-ARIA support. :-)

You might be interested in testing some example ARIA ready test pages at:

This site show how typical HTML components, tables, input fields, select, check and radio boxes are done using the proposed ARIA coding syntax. Overall from what I can see, it returns the UI design focus to make sure your tabbing and cursor is done properly.


Hector Santos, CTO

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