[thelist] accessibility

Michael Goddard michael at tdh-marketing.com
Wed Sep 12 07:32:10 CDT 2001

What most people fail to realize is that even though they make their sites
accessible, it is always a GREAT idea to make a seperate version being just
text due to the different versions of various accessiblity software such as
JAWS (a screen reader for the visually diabled and blind).  Many people with
disabilities simply cannot afford to buy the latest and greatest of software
or hardware since many of them quite possible cannot work and live off of
assistance etc.

If you would like more web site accessibility tips and information here is a
GREAT web site that you can search through.

Michael Goddard, CIW Associate
Web Developer
Ohio Goodwill Industries Association

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Hill" <ray at opengrid.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 5:02 PM
Subject: RE: [thelist] accessibility

> > I'm reworking a very popular site, and we'll have an accessible version.
> Why have a separate version that's accessible instead of just making the
> real version accessible?  If the original site isn't accessible, no one
> know where to find the accessible one, and it will therefore be pointless.
> Instead I would suggest just making the original site as accessible as
> possible.  If it's not relying heavily on JavaScript or Flash, that
> shouldn't be too hard to do (at least to an acceptable degree, if not a
> perfect degree).
> --ray

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