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Re: Creating an accessible Table of Contents

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:06:15 +0100
Message-ID: <512F2C17.9090600@ramoncorominas.com>
To: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Olaf said:

 > I don't think it is viable in the long run to require that
 > something that is guaranteed to be accessible on all operating
 > systems.

Probably not, but WCAG talks about "accessibility support", and 
therefore "Windows-only" can only be acceptable in a closed environment.

Moreover, sighted MacOS users don't need to spend more to buy a copy of 
Windows (and of course would not have to install a complete OS to read a 
PDF). However, blind MacOS users would have to:

1. Buy a copy of Windows
2. Install it (at least as a Virtual Machine)
3. Install a screen reader that is compatible with Adobe Reader

So "Windows-only" does not meet the requirement about "same cost, same 
easiness", and therefore cannot be used to claim accessibility support.

And, of course, I don't think that excluding all MacOS users, all Linux 
users, all iOS users, all Android users, among others, can be considered 
acceptable in terms of "accessibility support".

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