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Re: text-only version of web pages

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From: Jared Smith
Date: Jan 29, 2013 10:49AM


On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Ryan E. Benson wrote:

> Text-only is only really mentioned in regards to Section 508.

And that reference only allows text-only versions when the main
version cannot be made accessible in any way. In other words,
providing a text-only version of a site that is not Section 508
compliant is yet another Section 508 violation.

If you want to provide a text-only version of an accessible site, go
for it, though it will provide little utility to very few users (and
would, of course, require an additional link on each page), but an
accessible text-only version cannot be used to claim accessibility or
compliance for a site that is not already accessible/compliant.

Jared Smith
WebAIM