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Re: Rockville, MD- Seeking low vision users for testing federal website

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 13:21:59 -0500
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>, WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <000e01c2a6c2$62069520$6501a8c0@handsontech>

jaws for dos with lynx for dos and unix with lynx through telnet via
jaws for windows or dos and jaws for windows with netscape and as bob
has said, lynx on linux.  I dare say that there are others if I am not
missing your point but my and bob's point is that even with the latest
netscape we cannot access current sites.  some of this is more due to
the browser/useragent/at combo than the sites, but none the less, if
pages are coded to standards and all the malarky left out of them that
does not need to be there in the first place or ok, Ill bend from your
article, if they are served up propperly, we should be able to access
them with other than those two ats and ie.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
To: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: Rockville, MD- Seeking low vision users for testing federal
website



> NO! the point is web sites should be designed to work on ALL adaptive
> browsers not ONLY the most expensive.

Write standards-compliant pages and go home.

> > Name two open-source screen readers that handle Web pages as well as
> > Jaws or Window-Eyes. And work on common operating systems. And can
> > be acquired and installed today.
>
> and explain how Jaws or Window-Eyes work on a Mac, or Uinx operating
> system, or on a 286 with 100mb harddrive and 10mb Ram???
>   heck explain how Jaws or Window-Eyes will work on my Pentium with a
> dual hard drive 40gb/4gb and the latest and greatest Red Hat 8.0 OS,
and
> logging onto the web in Lynx (latest version)
>
> it works both ways

I note that no one is able to meet my challenge.

> I understand your bias,

I have an *opinion*, not a bias.

> and sell JAWS to the big corporations

I do no such thing!

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  Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
  Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
  <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
Received on Wednesday, 18 December 2002 13:25:09 GMT

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