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Re: Amazon Access

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 14:02:08 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.40.0302241348450.21096-100000@ns1.seeto.com>

> Yes, it is absolutely reasonable for a first time visitor to think this.
> No, it is not reasonable for the accessibility community to demand this.

A rather absurd statement.

> So, once again for the gang:
> The user gets the same 181 books in either case.

That's excellent news. What is old news, however, is that the Amazon
Access experiment is an arse-backwards idea that can, under
easy-to-reproduce conditions, return different results from the real
Amazon page. Moreover, there are still things you can do on the real
site that you can't on the allegedly-accessible site. (Gold Box,

It's all been well discussed by now, you know.


Amazon has quite enough money and skill to have done things
properly. Or to have at least fixed its myriad mistakes-- to have
unmuffed it, one might say in the vernacular.


  Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
  Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
  <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
Received on Monday, 24 February 2003 14:03:25 UTC

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