[thelist] Re: basics of adaptive technology browsers

Ryan Finley RyanF at SonicFoundry.com
Fri Jun 8 15:50:05 CDT 2001


>The only one I can think of offhand is thecounter.com, which in a traffic 
>study of March 2001 cited 20% of surfers not using JavaScript.
>20% is probably the highest number I ever ran across.  Most anything else I

>read reported 10-15%.

Depends on your audience segment, of course.

For people using assistive technologies, the numbers are way,
way higher (100% in some subsegments). And these are people
have the force of law behind them to ensure that your site is
accessible to them in some countries (UK, Australia, some US


It's interesting how the responsibility on the people designing the sites,
rather than on the people who design the browsers.

Why does javascript have to be in the way of screen-reading software?

It is much easier to control the vendors of browser software...rather than
every web page designer on the planet!

	Ryan Finley
	President - SurveyMonkey.com (http://www.surveymonkey.com)

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