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Re: Navigation to Alternate HTML for Screen Readers

From: <Demonpenta2@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 00:01:18 EDT
Message-ID: <14a.21e7222.28f12d8e@aol.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
In a message dated 10/6/01 11:49:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com writes:

> Unfortunately, we live in a world in which people with disabilities
> are repeatedly told they must "settle" -- and so we get very good
> people who I like, such as David Poehlman, not realizing that there's
> anything more available to him.  

       Much as I hate to say it...Until the disabled somehow become a 
majority in the world, I dare say we're stuck with having to settle.

       The able-bodied world, basically, doesn't WANT to accommodate the 
disabled - as a group, or as individuals. Hell...many, I sense, would not 
mind shoving us off to the most remote regions they could find, as they did 
prior to the VERY late 19th century. Only, now they can't quite get away with 
that, so now, accommodation goes only so far as will shut us up.

       Which, sadly, isn't very far. (Apologies if this is really 
cranky-sounding. I've spent the past week without my glasses, after they 
broke on me. Without them, I'm basically blind at distances, and I'm annoyed 
after the hell that is navigation like that. I will say this: We gotta get 
someone to realize that putting Braille signs on only one side of a hallway 
is incredibly useless. (No, I can't read it tactilely (is that a word?), but 
as the lettering in my school is tiny, and the Braille is HUGE, I learned 
really quick to visually read it this week.))

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