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Re: accessible banking:

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 01:44:56 +0100
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Dave,

I use the Commonwealth Bank. I realise that it is probably not in walking  
distance, but nor is Bank of America for me. I have not done a full  
accessibility evaluation, but I was pleased that they made the site work  
across browsers. They do use some Java, but I think they could make the  
site work without it, and hope they will.

I know that other banks in Australia have worked hard on this too. Amex,  
which _is_ in the US, made some steps, but don't seem to have followed up  

I believe that the UK are still the leaders here, however. The folks at  
the RNIB might have more information.

Finally, Patrizia Bertini and Marco Trevisan did some good research a  
couple of years ago on online banking in Italy. At the time the results  
were a bit depressing - I don't know if they have updated their research  
more recently. (If you read Italian you could get a copy of their work I  



On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 10:57:57 -0500, david poehlman  
<david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm looking for a bank that does not require ie to do busines.  I  
> currently
> do business with bank of america and suntrust banks.  I need a bank I can
> walk to from time to time although that is less of a requrement than  
> online
> banking.  The monopoly that is held by ie in matters of this type needs  
> to
> be broken.  I am finding merchants that will do business with me no  
> matter
> what user agent I use.  I know this is not a requirement of any <law>  
> but it
> is a requirement for my accessibility needs and will be a growing
> requirement for others as well.
> Thanks for any help.
> Johnnie Apple Seed

Charles McCathieNevile                 Fundacion Sidar
charles@sidar.org                      http://www.sidar.org
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