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

From: John Morse <John.Morse@uk.circle.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 15:59:54 -0000
Message-ID: <FF919147E378D411B3C300508B1046D301AAA84B@GOATS>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I have tried hard to find the best way to present information to visually
impaired and disabled web users.
in talking to users and spending time at presentations such as the
(excellent) ones Julie at the  RNIB run every couple of month in London, the
over riding question seems to be why a separate site.
do you produce a separate site for Mac users ? or Netscape users ?

when all it takes is a little effort, time and thought to produce a well
designed, attractive, useable site that all can enjoy....


forever hopeful..	

John Morse
Technical Strategist
Euro RSCG Circle
100 Victoria Street
Bs1 6he
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m:07776 226520

-----Original Message-----
From: Access Systems [mailto:accessys@smart.net]
Sent: 14 December 2001 03:23
To: Scott Luebking
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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 one
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 usually
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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