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Re: ASCII Ribbon Campaign

From: Patrick Burke <burke@ucla.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 11:04:50 -0800
Message-Id: <5.0.0.25.2.20011030105113.00a8ad00@pop.bol.ucla.edu>
To: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 10:37 AM 10/30/01, Access Systems wrote:
>On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>
> > At 09:25 AM 10/30/2001 , Access Systems wrote:
> > >    /"\   ASCII Ribbon Campaign       accessBob                       .-.
> > >    \ /   NO HTML/PDF/RTF in e-mail   accessys@smartnospam.net        /v\
> > >     X    NO MSWord docs in e-mail    Access Systems, 
> engineers      // \\
> > >    / \   NO attachments in e-mail    equal access is a civil right /( 
> _ )\
> > >*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* 
> #*#*#*
> >
> > You know, ASCII art is considered an accessibility barrier.
>
>text interpertation next to it,  "ASCII RIBBON"
>and the other one isn't supposed to be intereperted, if you know what it
>means it means the same in non visual and you understand it

>As a screen reader user, my problem with the sig is the two-column 
>(3-column?) layout.   So I hear "slash  NO HTML slash PDF slash RTF in 
>e-mail (pause) X NO MSWord docs in e-mail Access Systems". Plus my word 
>wrapping does strange things to it so I'm not sure where each line starts.


But I usually ignore people's sigs anyway.

But since I'm here:

Philip Pi said:

>"Actually, what happens if a screen reader or any other device
>attempts to read my signature?"


Due to my punctuation settings I hear "The Ant Farm" & your email addresses 
separated by various slashes, but that's about it. I also have a Braille 
display, so sometimes I can tell what ascii art is (if there are vertical 
bars in a consistent pattern or some such), but in this case I can't figure 
it out.

Patrick
Received on Tuesday, 30 October 2001 14:05:33 GMT

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