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Re: the ramp to nowhere:

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 11:08:57 -0400
Message-ID: <00bc01c48b7e$9c846900$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Juan Ulloa" <julloa@bcc.ctc.edu>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

no, a sighted user can see and feel braille, there is nothing that a blind
user can do about images on the web.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Juan Ulloa" <julloa@bcc.ctc.edu>
To: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 10:38 AM
Subject: RE: the ramp to nowhere:



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 15:08:17 UTC

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