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RE: accessible banking:

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 03:33:43 -0000
To: "'Kelly Pierce'" <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>, <Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com>, <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, <John.Carpenter@pdms.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050202033349.25681D06DA62@postie2.hosting365.ie>

> I remember how this was a big issue in the late 1990s.  the 
> mainstream was 
> using Netscape navigator or Internet Explorer with Windows 
> and many blind 
> computer users were still using Lynx on a Unix shell with 
> DOS.  Switching to 
> Windows meant buying a completely new computer with new 
> application software 
> and a new screen reader, which cost considerable money.  
> nearly all of those 
> users have transitioned from DOS to windows in the past five 
> to seven years 
> as they needed to replace their computer systems.  At a certain point 
> though, I wonder how long the far trailing edge of technology 
> needs to be 
> supported.

I've found Lynx to compare very well in terms of doing what browsers are
meant to do (i.e. handle HTTP and HTML correctly) to IE, Mozilla and Opera.
I'll consider it trailing edge when the others have caught up.

Jon Hanna
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Received on Wednesday, 2 February 2005 03:33:55 UTC

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