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Re: ASCII Ribbon Campaign

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 20:33:22 -0500 (EST)
To: Kelly Ford <Kelly@kellford.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0110312032240.24990-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Kelly Ford wrote:

hmmmmmmm, well it is not a web site but e-mail

the question though is how would I tag or make the site more accessible

Bob


> At 01:37 PM 10/30/01 -0500, 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
> So how am I supposed to know from hearing star number a dozen or more times 
> what's going on.  Quite honestly ASCII art is every bit as much as an 
> accessibility problem as the other items I read here all the time.  In this 
> example I see nothing telling me what's coming up and am slammed in the 
> ears with an incessent repetition of "star number".
> 
> And what's all the slash back slash around the signiture?  More audio 
> clutter to me.
> 
> 
> 
> 

   /"\   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 /( _ )\
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