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Re: O'Reilly Safari Online Books Accessibility

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From: Amos, Donald
Date: Jul 20, 2008 5:50AM


Thank you Wayne!
I followed up on your lead and located contact information on their 508 compliance page:

http://safari.oreilly.com/508compliance

Don



-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Dick [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Fri 08/07/18 15:07
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] O'Reilly Safari Online Books Accessibility

I had a very good experience this week.

Noticing a book on Dojo that found interesting I placed it in my
Bookshelf and attempted to read. It was in some closed format I
couldn't use so I called help, maybe a little rudely, and asked why they
didn't at least mark inaccessible text so I wouldn't burn a slot for
nothing. Well this patient and well informed representative told me
that O'Reilly has a "508" portal with everything in accessible format.

It works. It is on an honor system. You tell them you need an
accessible format and they make it available.

I haven't done a formal evaluation of the content. I will and report back.

Wayne