Hello folks. I am writing to tell you about a request that Greg
Lowney of Microsoft sent out to a bunch of people last week. Microsoft has
written a chapter for their Windows programming manual which discusses
accessibility issues for windows applications. Greg distributed a draft copy of
this chapter to a number of people asking for their comments. Because the
text of the chapter is too long to include in a mail message on this list,
I have, with Greg's permission, made a copy of the draft chapter available
on ftp.nfbcal.org in the pub/winapp15.txt file. Ftp to ftp.nfbcal.org, log
in as anonymous, cd to pub and get winapp15..txt.
have included a copy of Greg's explanatory note in this message.
If you can't get through to ftp.nfbcal.org or don't have access to ftp at
all, mail me and I will forward a private copy of the message to you.
Mean time, here it is.
From: Gregory C. Lowney, Microsoft Corp.
Subject: Draft accessibility guidelines
Please review the following document and let me know any suggestions,
complaints or (if a miracle occurs) positive comments by Friday,
This document should not be confused with the separate document that
I sent around for review during late 1994; that one was a chapter of
The Windows Interface Software Design Guidelines (known as the
user interface style guide). This document is a chapter of the
Programmer's Guide to Microsoft Windows 95 (known as the programmer's
guide) and will also be made available as a stand-alone whitepaper.
The first document is a subset of this document concentrating on
user interface design, and was written by another author based on
earlier drafts of this document you have just received.
We really do want any feedback; the earlier they are received the
better the chance that we can get them incorporated. We would
also like comments on the overall style, approach, and expected
effectiveness of this document.
This zipfile contains two copies of the document, one in Word for
Windows 6.0 format and the other a straight ASCII text file that
was created from the former.
Please send any comments to me directly or, if you're on the
internet, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks very much for your help in this project.
Senior Program Manager
Accessibility and Disabilities Group
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399
internet: email@example.com (preferred)
compuserve: 70714,1542 (binary files only please)
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