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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 21:41:48 -0500 (EST)
To: Michel Thouati <michel@lithium.com>
cc: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0203052140410.26750-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Michel Thouati wrote:

> I can tell you about our products as an example. We architect in java

oh one more thing,  java is not considered accessible, and I cannot
imagine when I would even consider turning on my javascript.

Bob

> but we serve most end-users on our customers' sites who use MS systems.
> We want to be compatible with everyone - but, to take a specific
> example, when we produce chat applets, how can we provide accessibility
> to every OS? As a young startup, we have a hard time just addressing the
> largest segment of the market... And, btw, we are opensource
> (Java/Linux)- but our users (who browse on our applets) are the ones who
> have a proprietary OS...
> 
> Take care,
> 
> Michel
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Access Systems [mailto:accessys@smart.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 3:48 PM
> To: Michel Thouati
> Cc: WAI (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: GW Micro Helps Make Macromedia Flash Content Accessible to
> People Who Are Blind
> 
> 
> 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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