The InterNet Aural Accessibility Protocal (IAAP) is a standard which, when applied to graphical browsers in the form of a patch, will render their output more immediately accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals. It is, however, far more than merely the basis for an "accessibility add-on". By providing a means of streaming non-visual output through an extremely visual medium, the IAAP is a stepping stone towards a non-visually biased web, which will not only benefit those who are permenantly blind or visually impaired, but anyone who is temporarily or circumstantially unable to view a monitor.
Although the original proposal for a spcific InterNet Aural Accessibility Patch was directed at Microsoft's Internet Explorer, as a protocol, the IAAP is equally applicable to all graphical browsers.
the IAAP was drafted by Gregory J. Rosmaita, firstname.lastname@example.org
WebMaster & Executive Committee Member, VICUG NYC
This sub-site was created September 7, 1997
Last updated December 7, 1998