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RE: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic Site

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 22:41:25 -0500 (EST)
To: Denise Wood <Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0110282237000.9785-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Denise Wood wrote:

> The problems we have all identified in the SLC site only serves to amplify for
> me the importance of cross-browser compatibility. Some of you are aware that I
> am having a battle over this issue in relation to a web site that has been
>  
> It would help my case (I hope) if I could present to the developers of the site
> a summary of the reasons some people have no other option or choose to use
> older browsers or text browsers such as Lynx etc. The developers argue, that
> since they will provide the appropriate versions of the browser software on an
> accompanying CD, the target group of users will not have a problem.

I run LYNX for a number of reasons but graphics is one of the reasons, I
don't do graphics.   also LYNX is fast, robust and clean.
>  
> David Woolley very kindly pointed out after my last email about this issue that
> if users have a different OS (in the eg I am citing only Win or Mac are
> supported) the CD would also have to include the OS - and that would then

I run on a LINUX operating system (unix based)  Red Hat version 7.1 to be
exact.

> What would help me in my quest to over-rule the decision to go with a browser
> specific site is (a) to present the developers with a list of reasons people
> cannot use latest versions of IE or NS (sure I know lots of reasons myself but

only have a UNIX link to the web, 

> I am sure their are lots I am not aware of) and (b) to be able to cite figures
> indicating the proportion of users who do not use IE or NS. I know there a web
> sites which show the comparative usage of IE versus NS, but does anyone know of
> a site that includes figures for other popular browsers such as Lynx, Opera etc
> etc?

I have heard but can't find the source of about 2% for Lynx

Bob

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