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Re: user stats

From: James Craig <work@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:11:24 -0500
Message-ID: <3F4A271C.4090101@cookiecrook.com>
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Joe Clark wrote:
>>>Does any one have any stats on the percentage of users that surf with
>>>Javascript turned off or know where I can find said info? Same for
>>>people not using flash...
> That is not the right question for this forum. You should be asking "Does
> anyone have any stats on the percentage of users with relevant
> disabilities who surf with JavaScript turned off?"

I don't know if that's necessarily the case, Joe. Accessibility, and 
hence the Web Accessibility Initiative, is about providing access to 
all. Historically, the disabled have been overlooked so a major focus of 
WAI is advocacy for this group, but accessibility should also include 
people with substandard equipment, slow Internet connections, and even 
people who surf with JavaScript turned off, for whatever reason.

Of course I don't have to remind you that many new devices such as 
mobile handhelds or phones work without JavaScript, whether the user is 
disabled or not.

James Craig

Received on Monday, 25 August 2003 15:25:55 UTC

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