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

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 10:00:46 -0500 (EST)
To: "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
cc: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0112140959220.1224-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, SHARPE, Ian wrote:

quite a few Transit authorities do this and for the most part it works
reasonably well, although many of the sites do not provide alternatives
for the maps and schedules which are usually done in PDF, or adobe format.


> Before I put a cat amongst the pigeons let me say that I personally
> completely agree with everything that has been said regarding alternative
> text-only or accessible sites by other list members and for the reasons
> given. There is no reason why a well designed site can satisfy both camps.
> However, consider a site created dynamically from XML using XSLT. If a site
> happens to provide several XSL style sheets which present THE SAME data in
> various ways, one being a text-only version for example, is this not simply
> just offering ALL users the choice to view the information in a particular
> way? In the past it has not been practical to do this but we are all
> profiled and given the opportunity to personalize our pages on sites like
> Altavista for example. Is this simply the next logical progression giving
> the "customer" what they want? Obviously this doesn't apply to Amazon's
> alternative site from previous comments but I would be interested to know
> what other people feel about this approach? Am I dreaming?
> Cheers
> Ian
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