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Subject: RE: [uk-netmarketing] Blind Readers
From: Edward Cowell
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 09:44:39 -0000


It just happens that we have had to research just this sort of thing for a
client of ours recently. An excellent resource is the WAI web accessibility
initiative. You can get more info from http://www.w3.org/WAI/ links to lots
of readers and testing sites etc.

Someone earlier mentioned the Disability Act ,is there any other pending
legislation that may make access a requirement for sites? We had heard the
AOL got sued in the states for not ALT tagging images, is this true or not?

And to qoute Tim Berners-Lee "The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."


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-----Original Message-----
From: Silas Denyer [silas [dot] denyeratturns [dot] net (mailto:silas [dot] denyeratturns [dot] net)]
Sent: 26 January 2001 16:32
To: uk-netmarketing from chinwag
Subject: [uk-netmarketing] Blind Readers

Related to the discussion of "the rules", for those who don't know I
that the RNIB in Great Portland Street now has a gallery full of computers
set up with different types of readers / decoders / helpers for the
partially sighted to allow designers / developers to see how their
are translated.

This technology and the issues around it crops up all over the place, see
http://www.rnib.org.uk/whatsnew/pressrel/dec2000/carsurf.htm [summary:
internet "readers" for the blind are being trial-fitted into cars to allow
motorists to access the internet whilst driving without a screen] - if that
sort of thing takes off I can see "accessibility" suddenly becoming a
one priority for a lot of people:-)

Silas Denyer
Director, Turns Ltd
e. silas [dot] denyeratturns [dot] net
t. 07956 661902

  Re: [uk-netmarketing] RE: Blind Readers, Cait Hurley

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