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Relationship Between Accessibility, Screen Readers and Security Clarified


From: Terrill Bennett
Date: Jan 26, 2011 10:21AM

For your enlightenment:

"Lack of accessibility usually indicates that there are potential
security problems. If a screen reader can't extract text out of a
file, then it's an indicator that there's a lot in that format and
there's a lot of stuff in that file that could do bad things to your computer."

That statement came from a post-doctorate associate at the Department
of Computer Science at Dartmouth College named Anna Shubina, Ph.D.
You can read her remark in a story concerning online access at
Dartmoth University, here:


Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger.


-- terrill --