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RE: GW Micro Helps Make Macromedia Flash Content Accessible to People Who Are Blind

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 18:48:03 -0500 (EST)
To: Michel Thouati <michel@lithium.com>
cc: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0203051842440.396-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Michel Thouati wrote:

> Here the question is:
> - should we expect that everyone who caters to a given clientele make
> their product accessible for this clientele (and only this one)? and the
> answer is probably yes, i.e.:

depends, should a Sun system be accessible to Sun systems, yes but what
about people coming in from outside to investigate Sun products.

> - a site which works hard at making itself accessible to Mac users
> should probably be expected to be made Mac accessible as well
> - a site which only target MS users should probably only be expected to
> provide accessibility to MS users.

heck MS isn't even accessible to users of older MS systems

> I think that it is also fine to expect progressivity in how accesibility
> is reached - i.e. we should probably expect MS accessiblility to be
> reached before Mac accessibility in the general case because of the
> relative % of the target users. Don't you think that it makes sense?

no it makes much more sense to build systems that can be used by everyone
then move on to proprietary systems that have a system that has to be Paid
to be entered (buying proprietary software or hardware)  MS can use
generic systems but MS systems cannot be used by generic systems, it is
one way access, in to MS but nothing gets out

> It's fine to be critical of profit - but without it there would be no
> site at all...

profit is fine, greedy monopolistic activities are not

Bob


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