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Re: compatibility

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 13:31:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: Tina Marie Holmboe <tina@elfi.org>
cc: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>, Tom James <tom.james@digitext.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0207161328160.21027-100000@smarty.smart.net>

On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, Tina Marie Holmboe wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 10:38:40AM -0400, John Foliot - bytown internet wrote:
> > Tom, you have succinctly paraphrased my points.  Adding the "suggestion to
> > upgrade" message can be done with tact and decorum; we don't neccessarily
> > need to hit people over the head with a brick.
>   Could you, then, suggest to us a diplomatic method of describing the
>   situation in which a person is using a browser such as Lynx to gain
>   access to the text only content, and furthermore how a message such
>   as the one quoted would NOT, to a blind person, feel like being hit
>   over the head with that brick when read time and time again because
>   their text browser doesn't support CSS, and their speech system doesn't
>   support ACSS ?

yes tell us we want to know.  ;8*}

> > the powers that be, so too with the end users... if we start telling people
> > that they have both a choice and a responsibility to upgrade their software,
> > and that truly it is not that hard to do, then why not?

but I am running the latest version of Lynx 2.8.3

>   It truly IS that hard to do. The day a user can upgrade his/her eyes to
>   a more 'standards compliant' (20/20) set, we'll be rid of many problems
>   in accessibility, but up until that time it would be a damned idea to
>   put in such a notice.

not really because there are other people/disabilities tho less numerous
which must use a text browser...visually impaired are the most visible (is
that an oxymoron??) and most vocal it seems


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