[thelist] Re: basics of adaptive technology browsers

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 8 16:54:17 CDT 2001

> From: Ryan Finley <RyanF at SonicFoundry.com>
> It's interesting how the responsibility on the people designing the
> sites, rather than on the people who design the browsers.

why would it be any other way?  the same is true for software... you can 
enable acessibility features in the OS, but if the developer doesn't allow the 
system colors and fonts to propogate to the interface, it's moot...

hell, wheelchairs have wheels, but contractors still have to build ramps to 

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

it doesn't, it's just that people happen to place it in the way... never seemed 
to be a problem for me...

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

yeah, the WaSP says the same thing... guess what, it promotes 
developers who leave people out in the cold for their own ease of 

that being said, i've already written responses to this very argument:

To Hell With Bad Editors

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