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Accessible Web design for the deaf: NOT

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 17:42:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.53.0308071738290.17536@mail.veldt.ca>

I received this spam today:

>  <http://www.deafplanet.com/>
>
> Greetings,
>
> Thank you for your interest in deafplanet.com.  The project has recently
> launched at the 14th Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in
> Montreal, and www.deafplanet.com <http://www.deafplanet.com/>  is now
> live to the world.
> [...]
> If you have any questions about deafplanet.com, don't hesitate to
> contact us at contact@deafplanet.com.

The site will not even load in Mozilla, Safari, IE 5.2 on Macintosh or in
Lynx. In every case, the programmers have decided that I don't have the
current Flash plug-in (in the three relevant cases, I do), thus have no
right to enter the premises.

"You don't have the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player. This web
site makes use of MacromediaŽ Flash TM software. You have an old version
of Macromedia Flash Player that cannot play the content we've created. Why
not download and install the latest version now? It will only take a
moment."

Or forever, in this case, since I *do* have the latest Flash. (Not the 7.0
beta, admittedly.) Bit of an infinite loop there, I'm afraid.

I love Web accessibility for the deaf.

By the way, *how* much did this site cost again?

<http://news.google.com/news?q=deafplanet>

--

  Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
  Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
  <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
Received on Thursday, 7 August 2003 17:43:21 GMT

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