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RE: the ramp to nowhere:

From: Juan Ulloa <julloa@bcc.ctc.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 07:38:40 -0700
Message-ID: <8F57F58366AF674EA546F184CF0626D208DD7544@cascade.bcc.ctc.edu>
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David Poehlman said: 

> So, if braille is inaccessible
>  to the sighted, than, it follows that a site that is unusable to a
blind
>  person using assistive technology even though it is coded with all
>  accessibility techniques in play leaving out all the checks that
cannot
>  be
>  done automatically is also inaccessible since as with the braille,
the
>  sighted can read it with their eyes and even with their fingers if
they
>  are
>  capable of doing so and the assistive technology user can access all
the
>  information on the web page, it's just not meaningfull or usefull
which
>  gives her the feeling that it is not accessible.
  
That depends; is there Braille reading software that can read the
content to a sighted user? So, in that sense, Braille text is
*inaccessible* to a sighted user the same way an image containing text
is *inaccessible* to a blind user.

The point is moot.

Juan
Received on Thursday, 26 August 2004 14:40:17 UTC

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