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Re: Web video accessibility

From: Karl Groves <karl@karlgroves.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 07:09:00 -0400
Message-ID: <CABScKPAo5Hu1KrLTDeSw88r0gxy7D_9LjFm16gsqvmRdMnQmyQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: accessys@smart.net
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, EmbedPlus <ext@embedplus.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I think you may misunderstand the meaning of "lowest common denominator",
specifically the operative word "common".   Lynx is very definitely not
common among the PWD that I know, and for obvious reasons: there's a lot
better stuff out there, both free and non-free. Your arguments in support of
FOSS which you attempt to claim is due to poverty rates of PWDs are
unsubstantiated by anything more than simple conjecture and is still not an
effective argument for Lynx as the lowest common denominator. If you can
supply hard data which substantiates any claims that Lynx is widely used by
PWDs, please share it because I'm genuinely interested. Looking back at
lifetime analytics on my sites shows Lynx usage at 0.0%.

Karl



On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 10:16 PM, <accessys@smart.net> wrote:

>
> we've been arguing since the web was a single spider.
>
> I made it clear that I was testing with lowest common denominator.
>
> I didn't say I routinely run lynx, but many do. have firefox and all the
> others you mention...plus ORCA and EmacSpeak
>
>
>  Open-Source soap-box and rail your fist at the audacity of software
>>
>
> www.fsf.org
>
>
>  That truly depends on how you a) measure "access" and accessible, and b)
>> what your expectations of web content is.
>>
>> 25 years ago (when there was no "web"; the World Wide Web celebrating its
>> 20th anniversary this month - August 6, 1991*) you had text-based systems
>> such as UseNet or IRC, but history and science march on, and today we have
>>
>
>
> was using arapanet via Westinghouse Aerospace in 1973.....on a UNIVAC 1108
>
>
> nuff said.
>
> Bob
>
>
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