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

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 19:34:17 -0500 (EST)
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0212181932190.7270-100000@smarty.smart.net>

On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Joe Clark wrote:

> > 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.

right
> 
> > > 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.

because there is no single screen reader that will work in all cases,
which is the reason not to write for any particular screen reader,, as you
said, "write compliant code"

> > and sell JAWS to the big corporations
> I do no such thing!

sorry I had you confused with someone else

Bob


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