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

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 15:30:33 -0500
Message-ID: <00b101c184de$30f2a8e0$c2f20141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Jim Thatcher" <jim@jimthatcher.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Jon Hanna" <jon@spinsol.com>
Jim, I think he wrote this early in the conversation but I have seen
sites that get passed the critical mark.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Thatcher" <jim@jimthatcher.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>; "Jon Hanna" <jon@spinsol.com>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 2:25 PM
Subject: RE: FWD: CHI-WEB: Amazon's version for the Visually Impaired


Almost every message about this site on two list discussions I am
watching
has been critical in one way or another. What do commercial firms have
to
do? Come to you and get your blessing before they launch SOMETHING? (I
would
hate to try to get it!)

I don't really think this was designed for accessibility. As I said in a
previous message, even the simplest accessibility things haven't been
done
like labeling form elements and including alt text. BUT, given what they
have done so far, it would be EASY to fix those problems. They have
tried to
present the essence of Amazon.com (an editorial decision, which only
they
can make) without all the glitz and I think they have done a very good
job
of that.

I believe that this shopping site is an order of magnitude more
accessible
than almost all other shopping sites, certainly all major shopping
sites.

Jim
jim@jimthatcher.com
Accessibility Consulting
http://jimthatcher.com
512-306-0931

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