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Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 10:58:49 -0500
Message-ID: <00df01c51509$98f2dff0$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Tina Holmboe" <tina@greytower.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

We agree.  I was not disputing that point.  I am disputing copyrigting skip 
nav as a solution for bad design in order to advantage screen reader users. 
Skip Nav is a retro fit technique and as such, is some times necessary but 
it should be done correctly if it is done at all.  If you are designing a 
new site though, it should not be necessary and especially should not be 
copyrighted for screen readers in any event because as has been pointed out 
by others than my self, blind people are not the only ones who can take 
advantage of them when they are necessary.

Johnnie Apple Seed
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tina Holmboe" <tina@greytower.net>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

On 17 Feb, david poehlman wrote:

> several years now and we need to level the field and we will.  Jaws
> won't need all that special stuff nor will window eyes and we won't
> have "skip..." because we won't have to.  The reason you have to have
> a "skip..." is because there are hubes numbers of links that need to

  I, for one, am still waiting - if not anxiously - to know how you
  expect UAs to implement random in-document hot-spots so that users can
  access them directly without links ...

  I'm more than willing to listen, if you are willing to suggest a how.

  If not, then I suggest we simply agree that links internal to
  documents are in no way "evil", nor a "hack", and move on.

 -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
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Received on Thursday, 17 February 2005 15:59:30 UTC

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