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(unknown charset) Re: Accessible Web design for the deaf: NOT

From: (unknown charset) Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 22:21:52 -0400 (EDT)
To: (unknown charset) "Section 508.US" <tagi11@cox.net>
cc: (unknown charset) Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>, WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0308072220091.8846-100000@smarty.smart.net>

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Section 508.US wrote:

and while I don't condone this action the site is designed to allow deaf
folks to chat using sign language without text.  so how would you suggest
this work..???  an "alt" of sign to text??  

Bob


> 
> As usual, a disability organization that don't give a flip about
> accessibility........
> pegglegg
> 
> ##############################################
> Michael Van Randen
> Web Accessibility and Usability Consultant
> 1236 Greystone Lane
> Pensacola Florida, 32514
> 850-206-4715
> tagi11@cox.net
> 
> "Counting users on the Internet is like counting the number
>  of people using wheelchairs who are inside an inaccessible
>  building.  It was once thought that since no wheelchair users
>  were in the building, ramps were not needed. "
> UNDERSTANDING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
>  Copyright  1999-2003 Cynthia D. Waddell JD
> Executive Director of ICDRI
> http://www.icdri.org/CynthiaW/the_digital_divide.htm
> 
> Access not exclusion
> #############################################
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
> To: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 4:42 PM
> Subject: Accessible Web design for the deaf: NOT
> 
> 
> 
> 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/>
> 

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