[thelist] Re: basics of adaptive technology browsers

Ryan Finley RyanF at SonicFoundry.com
Fri Jun 8 17:03:02 CDT 2001

On this note, does anyone know of any popular disablity software I can try

I want to install the software and then:

- blindfold myself and try to browse my webpages.
- put on my contacts AND glasses, and then try to browse my webpages.

This should give me a good idea of how accessible my webpages are...

As a matter of fact, there should be a day where everyone is encouraged to
do this!

But first I need the software to install...


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

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Subject: Re: [thelist] Re: basics of adaptive technology browsers

> 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
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
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:

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