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

From: Joel Ward <ward_joel@bah.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:48:22 -0500
Message-ID: <033401c184bf$242885e0$19ab509c@BAH505131>
To: "WAI List" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
It even says that in the E-Commerce News Article:
    http://www.ecommercetimes.com/perl/story/15199.html

<quote>
The Amazon Access Web site, for example, is powered by the company's mobile
commerce platform, Amazon Anywhere. That platform provides wireless access
to Amazon's Web sites via WAP (wireless application protocol)-enabled
devices in Europe and the United States and via i-mode and EZweb phones in
Japan.

We had the technology we were using to enable mobile devices to access our
site," Frederick said. Adapting that technology to enable Amazon Access was
a relatively simple matter, he added.
</quote>

So, if what has been reported here is true (e.g searches coming up different
between the regular site and the accessible site), the site is unequal for
mobile users as well.


----- Original Message -----
From: Aaron Smith
To: Jim Thatcher ; david.bacon@jkd.co.uk ; 'Jason Megginson' ; 'Scott
Luebking' ; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 11:33 AM
Subject: RE: Fwd from CHI-WEB: Amazon's version for the Visually Impaired


Jim,

I have to agree. Check out the pocketpc text in the URL:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/dt/upda-1.0-pocketpc/subst/aa/upda/home.ht
ml/102-6869766-2436938

I believe that this site was originally created for PDA's. Accessibility, in
my opinion, was an afterthought.
Received on Friday, 14 December 2001 11:48:28 GMT

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