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Re: WAMM! -- I-Can Online

From: <thatch@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 12:09:11 -0600
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
cc: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>, Web Accessibility Initiative <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8525689D.00646ACF.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>


When I said quote That should be the criterion endquote I did not mean
accessible with HPR, I meant accessible.

Jim Thatcher
IBM Accessibility Center
www.ibm.com/sns
HPR Quick Help: http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/quickreplace.html
(512)838-0432


Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org> on 03/09/2000 11:45:04 AM

To:   James Thatcher/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
cc:   Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>, Web Accessibility Initiative
      <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject:  Re: WAMM! -- I-Can Online




Accessible with Home Page Reader does not necesarily mean accessible, and
there are at least features of the page which do not work in non-javascript
browsers. At least for students at RMIT University, where my office is, and
who have to use lynx or emacs in text-mode, this counts as inaccessible.

However this does raise an interesting topic - what level of support needs
to
be provided for technology which is not up to date? An interesting
corollary
on this is that up-to-date tends to vary from language to language - there
are a huge range of products avilable in the english language, but there
are
relatively few designed to use any sign language, or to use Gaelic or
Faroese.

Charles McCN

On Thu, 9 Mar 2000 thatch@us.ibm.com wrote:



  But the site is quite accessible, at least with Home Page Reader. That
  should be the criterion, not whether or not the P1 checkpoints are
  followed. I would suggest alt="" can replace alternative text that
  duplicates real text.

  Jim Thatcher
  IBM Accessibility Center
  www.ibm.com/sns
  HPR Quick Help: http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/quickreplace.html
  (512)838-0432


  "Bruce Bailey" <bbailey@clark.net> on 03/09/2000 09:11:06 AM

  To:   "Web Accessibility Initiative" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
  cc:
  Subject:  WAMM! -- I-Can Online




  Just what the world needs.  Another disability-oriented portal site which
  doesn't meet the P1 checkpoints.  Drop them a line!
  http://www.icanonline.net/





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