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Accessibility Proxy running

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2003 15:04:08 +0100 (BST)
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20030706142947.I2242-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

Readers who have been around for a while may recollect the prototype
accessibility proxy that was available for a time at webthing.com,
and subsequently superseded by mod_accessibility.

I have now opened a new proxy at http://www.webthing.com:8000/ .
This uses mod_accessibility, and in contrast to the old prototype
it is designed to be of fully operational quality.  By using
standard proxy software (Apache's mod_proxy) it also inherits
the capabilities of a full-featured proxy.  Most of the main
mod_accessibility functions are available.

To protect the proxy from likely abuse - particularly by 'bots -
it is password-protected.  Anyone wanting to use it, please
contact me and I'll set up a userid for you.

It is (or should be) now genuinely useful for browsing the web.
Whilst those with special accessibility needs will gain most,
it can also benefit "mainstream" users in some circumstances.

Further development work is onging.  As always, comments,
suggestions, questions and bug reports are encouraged, and
may be used to help further improve the service.

Details are at <URL:http://www.webthing.com/software/mod_accessibility/>.

Nick Kew

In urgent need of paying work - see http://www.webthing.com/~nick/cv.html
Received on Sunday, 6 July 2003 10:04:26 UTC

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