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Re: accessible listserves

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 10:39:13 -0400
Message-Id: <199905171450.KAA07120@smtp-gw2.vma.verio.net>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Nancy Massey" <massey@masseynet.com>
I like Charles McCathieNevile reply (build your own) better than what I am
about to suggest.

You might take a look at "eGroups" at URL:
http://www.egroups.com/

Their interface has gone through a couple of revisions and I think it gets
better each time.  It is missing ALT tags in a few places, but is useable
with Lynx.  As far as being screen reader friendly, one testimony is that
the Duxbury Users' Group (duxuser) has its home there.  (DBT is the most
powerful and popular Braille translation package software.)

eGroups funds itself through banner advertising.  For a modest fee per year
they will turn off the adds.

Bruce Bailey
Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
http://www.dors.state.md.us/

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> From: Nancy Massey <massey@masseynet.com>
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: accessible listserves
> Date: Friday, May 14, 1999 3:58 PM
> 
> A while back someone made a post and referred to a list that is served by
> ONEList
> <http://www.onelist.com/>.
> 
> When a client of mine, a large organization for people with disabilities,
> told me that they were going to use this service to establish a listserv,
I
> was concerned. When I ran the site  through Bobby it failed - not a
> surprise there as so many do. With a little work it could pass the test,
> but that is not my question here.
> 
> The concern I have for my client is that as a large visible organization
> for people with disabilities that they are in a position to be leaders
and
> set standards. It would seem to be that associating with a list service
> that is not accessible and promoting the inaccessible service with every
> email that is sent - because ONEList inserts advertising much like Juno
> does - is not in the best interest of the organization or to the
disability
> community.
> 
> I would appreciate any thoughts or comments on this issue and any
> suggestions for free or low cost list servers that are accessible.
> 
> thanks in advance,
> -Nancy
Received on Monday, 17 May 1999 10:50:45 GMT

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