Are w3c Standards Only for windows Sites-and-users?
John G. Heim
jheim at math.wisc.edu
Mon Jun 16 16:18:44 UTC 2014
But access for all doesn't mean a web site has to support all browsers.
You have a right to use whatever browser yu like but a web site doesn't
have to work with your choice of browser. By no means do I mean to
criticize your decision to stick with speakup and lynx but that's a
decision you've made. You can't expect web sites to accomodate your
Notethat what I say above is not the same (logically) as saying that
it's okay for web designers to write for specific browsers. That's not
what I am saying and logically, it's not the same thing. As a practical
matter, your choice of browser and screen reader will always be limited
by the technical issues involved with making sites accessible. Web
designers have a right to code their sites for browsers that are kept up
to date technically.
On 06/13/2014 11:23 PM, Hart Larry wrote:
> Wow, I suppose we in Linux may need our own version of a Civil Rights
> Bill. HEheHEheHEheHE
> Ther is a large Grocery chain which was involved in a
> settlement-and-just upgraded, or supposedly made its site accessible
> to all shoppers.
> Until March of 2010 I was able to shop this site in Linux, maybe not
> perfect, but if I were careful I filled out everything fine. Beginning
> in April 2010, no matter which Linux browser or JAWS I couldn't shop
> any more. In their separate access site, their help FAQ said they did
> in the source-code, there they were.
> Well, now April 30 has come-and-gone, I still cannot shop in either L
> Y N X or E L I N K S. When shopping by eile I notice items in a
> catagory, but none of them have any links to add to my cart.
> So today intouch with a CSR, who found it, I can try chrome vox or
> fire vox. I tried looking for these with an "apt-get" in Debian,
> cannot find. Are these only for graphical browsers such as in an x11
> I was told that w3c requirements may give them choices of either html,
> So if they are permitted to write a site which would not work for many
> users, if they were picking 2 of those 3 choices, how is that access
> for all?
> So many times especially during the last 2years, an onis is always on
> myself to possibly run windows or maybe ask asistance of some1
> running a graphical setup.
> So what happens next? If indeede the standards give site owners leeway
> in leaving out a group of users, as well as a potential revenue loss.
> Or even worse, what happens if they drop delivery because of lack of
> Thanks alot for listening-and-I welcom all of your ideas-and-suggestions.
> I did try Orca many years ago but it was `quite slow, but also even in
> Speakup in software speech, the volume was lo in I B M tts. I am
> running Speakup with a DecTalk U S B.
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