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Re: Fwd from CHI-WEB: Amazon's version for the Visually Impaired

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 04:10:11 -0500
Message-ID: <003501c1847f$23030cc0$c2f20141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>, "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
when I first heard of this new site which by the way is not listed on
the main site as far as I know, I asked if it was synchronized with the
main site and was told that it appeared to be.  It is unfortunate to
find that it is not.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>
To: "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd from CHI-WEB: Amazon's version for the Visually

On Thu, 13 Dec 2001, Scott Luebking wrote:

> Subject: Amazon's version for the Visually Impaired
> When we saw it we (the usability team) say :
> We ask on a french list for the blind what they think about this site,
> the way it is designed and is utility... For the moment, we are very
> surprised by the answers ! Blind people do not find it so efficient :
> What do you think about that ?  It seems that the text only version is
> preferred because much more informations are presents !
> Someone has tested this version ?

I tried it searching for a book that I had found on the main site (with
user difficulty but not search problem) and it could not find the book.

so it apparently is not as effective in finding things. in fact I found
several books using the same search "words" on the main site and only
on the accessible site (and not the one I was looking for)

just the results of my one try.

I will probably still struggle along on the regular site, or as I
do, just go to a "brick" store

> PS : I am french, please excuse my english ! :)

wish my french was as good as your English


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