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Expedia Inaccessibility

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 16:13:57 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19990913161355.00f80640@pop3.concentric.net>
To: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
Cc: jhall@UU.NET
Jeremy Hall jhall@UU.NET  requested this note to be forwarded.  It concerns
a requirement for script-capable browsers that makes the expedia travel
site inaccessible.

Len

>
>http://expedia.msn.com/pub/feedback.dll?qscr=comt&Calr=
>
>Hello,
>
>With the recent redesign of your site, you have required scripting to be
>enabled in browsers.  Lynx, a text browser used in any UNIX operating
>system, allows visually impared people to access the world wide web.  The
>changes, requiring scripting, makes it impossible for a visually impared
>user to access your site.  Previously, I have used Expedia for my travel
>arangements, producing mostly success.  Unfortunately, database lookups
>seem to require scripting, which is useless.  The site is difficult enough
>to navigate, but now it is not possible to use Expedia's services.
>
>_J
Received on Monday, 13 September 1999 16:11:19 GMT

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