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Re: Javascript turned off a violation or user preference?


From: Graham Armfield
Date: Apr 23, 2015 1:56AM

Please also remember that some people will be browsing in corporate
environments, with older operating systems and arcane rules about desktop
software and security. In some cases this does include blocking JavaScript.

These people also don't have a choice.

FWIW they are also likely to be running significantly outdated version of
AT where they're using it - eg Jaws, Dragon, etc.


On 23 Apr 2015 07:35, "_mallory" < <EMAIL REMOVED>
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',' <EMAIL REMOVED> ');>> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 02:46:14AM +0200, <EMAIL REMOVED>
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',' <EMAIL REMOVED> ');> wrote:
> > There is a clear increase in the number of people willing to say it is a
> user problem if they choose to disable javascript. In my opinion there are
> still legitimate but not very common reasons for people doing so, making it
> a question that doesn't have a general yes/no answer
> >
> People "turning it off" are making a choice.
> Gov.uk (and others) with large numbers of users are able to determine
> that, of the small number of users that don't have Javascript, only
> a part of that number are people turning it off. The rest have shitty
> bandwidth, or entered a tunnel right after the request, or the site
> had an error in the scripting that prevented anything else from
> running (it happens). It is then not their choice.
> ...which I find handy when people start in on whether or not it's
> a moral dilemma (rather than the direct question of WCAG failure).
> _mallory
> > > > > <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',' <EMAIL REMOVED> ');>

Graham Armfield

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