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Re: accessible banking:

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 20:01:04 -0500
Message-ID: <001f01c50667$2cbbcaf0$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>

Thanks Chaals,

I'm working on pulling all info together in one place so watch for a couple 
of announcements in the near future.  Anyone wanna do a wiki or rss feed on 

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>; "wai-ig 
list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: accessible banking:

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
Received on Sunday, 30 January 2005 01:01:44 UTC

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