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Re: text-only version of web pages


From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Jan 29, 2013 9:48AM

Text-only is only really mentioned in regards to Section 508. I don't know
how many agencies require it, but some only require it if every other
option to get the content compliant fails. It was thrown in back in the day
when AT and JavaScript didn't play nicely. These days, if you have to
resort to throwing up a text-only version, you probably have some other
usability issues I'd assume.

Ryan E. Benson

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:31 AM, Rycca Blanton < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> What is the standard for creating text only versions of webpages? We
> tried using http://assistive.usablenet.com, and it works fine. However
> it strips out all the javascript, so our forms, search box, and translate
> box no longer work. Plus we found a quote on the webaim site (
> http://webaim.org/articles/design/textonly#intro) saying that practically
> nobody with a disability benefits from text-only version.
> > > >