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Pagan
10-25-2006, 01:51 PM
Maybe it's just me, and I have all the sympathy in the world for those with disabilities, but man...this is reaching a little.

Blind Web Surfers Sue For Accessibility (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061024/ap_on_bi_ge/business_of_life)

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 03:40 PM
Not at all, Pagan ... there's lots of information to be had on the Web, and it's not all about the visuals.

In my Web writing experience, I've been directed to take care in explicitly describing the image tags that pop up when you hover your cursor over an image so that it is as descriptive as possible. The need for accessibility on Web sites is an issue companies are already addressing in most cases. Those lagging behind may need a wake-up call.

(Obviously, of course, Web porn can be pretty pointless under these circumstances.) :lol:

Timmy54
10-25-2006, 03:51 PM
hey doc, the blind could always just listen to porn, like those cds penthouse tried to sell at one time. plus there are always the free stories online.

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 03:54 PM
hey doc, the blind could always just listen to porn, like those cds penthouse tried to sell at one time. plus there are always the free stories online.

Very true ... the sound of porn is distinct and an undeniable part of the total experience.

cnc66
10-25-2006, 03:59 PM
Very true ... the sound of porn is distinct and an undeniable part of the total experience.

it's the cheesy music...

Pagan
10-25-2006, 04:05 PM
Not at all, Pagan ... there's lots of information to be had on the Web, and it's not all about the visuals.
I fully agree with you Doc, but when you read something like this:


"As the retailers' Web sites continue to evolve to stay competitive in the marketplace, sometimes the technologies necessary to do that are a little bit ahead of where the screen-readers are," Silverman said. "It's a very fast-moving environment. Retailers want to serve all their customers, including blind people."
Isn't targeting (no pun intended) just the Target website and suing them a little rash? How about having the patience to let these companies and websites get it right?

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 04:09 PM
Well, I don't know how much patience I would have if, say ... Target was a little delayed in putting ramps in because "the wheelchair technology is just a little ahead of entryway technology." :lol:

retired opfinistic
10-25-2006, 04:41 PM
Well, I don't know how much patience I would have if, say ... Target was a little delayed in putting ramps in because "the wheelchair technology is just a little ahead of entryway technology." :lol:inarguable post of the day.

Muck
10-25-2006, 06:14 PM
I really never thought much about blind people reading our site. I doubt we have THAT big a blind readership, but who knows.

While reading that article, I started thinking about our site and how it's designed. I must say that, for the most part, we're probably pretty accessible to blind software. But I will definitely keep this in mind when doing work on it myself.

FinaciousOne
10-25-2006, 06:20 PM
I really never thought much about blind people reading our site. I doubt we have THAT big a blind readership, but who knows.

While reading that article, I started thinking about our site and how it's designed. I must say that, for the most part, we're probably pretty accessible to blind software. But I will definitely keep this in mind when doing work on it myself.

Reading some of the posts in the main forum leads me to a different conlusion.:wink:

Slappy8800
10-25-2006, 06:23 PM
can i sue attractive people for taking all the hott chicks?