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Re: Web Accessibility For Notetakers


From: Ella Yu
Date: Nov 18, 2015 10:36AM

Thank you for your insights, Simon.

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From: Simon Evans < <EMAIL REMOVED>
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Date sent: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:19:09 +0000
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Web Accessibility For Notetakers

Hi Ella,

WinCE with only IE6 being so popular in disability contexts
gives this merit; its still supported/licensed until 2016/2018
too, so
brand new BrailleNotes and several popular AAC/enviroment focused
devices still ship with it. Even when newer hardware allows a
move to
later operating systems, the high cost of these devices will
often mean
a geological lifespan for earlier models.

Accessibility was a good argument for maintaining limited 'IE6
on websites, but one that was drowned out by the huge weight of
against it in general use and the focus on screenreaders and new
Standards in accessibility circles. Since its official demise on
desktops, most developers probably don't consider IE6 for an
instant and
awareness of specialist hardware is generally quite low.

I'd guess if you raise the prominence of the use case, some
bloggers/writers might pick up on it - it's quite an interesting,
'counter-cultural' issue and one that adversely effects thousands
of people.


On 11/11/2015 1:28 AM, Ella Yu wrote:
Hi all,
I'm hoping this is acceptable for this list. I'm wondering if it
possible to make certain sites such as outlook, gmail, google
(play, groups and drive) and yahoo services more accessible for
who have old browsers and are unable to upgrade. I think these
could be simplified and have the same essential features. What
do you