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Re: accessible version of website


From: Peter Shikli
Date: Apr 28, 2020 1:38PM

Back when I was young a hundred years ago, it was called "separate but
equal" and related to race-based education.  Rather soundly discredited
because it turned out not to end up very equal.  This is why I would
join my colleagues skeptical of the whole idea of accessible versions. 
We need to include the disabled rather than give them some diluted
content to keep them from bothering us.

We can give the disabled a tabular view of a chart, for example, only to
find that sighted visitors like that too.  I can say the same about a
longdesc I encountered once, which clarified things for me as a sighted
user.  Key is that we may give the disabled some additional resources,
but let's avoid different versions.

Peter Shikli
Access2online Inc.
Prison inmates helping the internet become accessible