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Re: Accessibility Tools for Website Visitors


From: Lucy GRECO
Date: Oct 29, 2021 8:50AM

personally i always tell people that providing things like this is
duplicating what the user should already have on their own device. and if
you do pt these on and they click one link on your site that takes them
away from you then what do they do self sufeshinsy is important to support
not bandaids like that lucy
Lucia Greco
Web Accessibility Evangelist
IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
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On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 7:01 AM Andrews, David B (DEED) <
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> For me as a screen reader user, the accessibility links are right at top.
> Personally I have no problem with this approach, it is clear. Right below
> is a list of four links, and they all say link link link link. There are
> other unlabeled links on page.
> So, you put on a nice shirt, but have no pants!
> Dave
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> Good morning, again!
> Can anyone provide feedback on adding accessibility tools for website
> visitors? Specifically, I'm looking at what the website Mind Your Brain
> Foundation has done (
> https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mindyourbrainfoundation.org%2F&amp;data%7C01%7Cdavid.b.andrews%40state.mn.us%7Caadd0d16e7ba438a41dc08d99ae2e07b%7Ceb14b04624c445198f26b89c2159828c%7C0%7C0%7C637711122375836424%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=%2BCKx7NPayS7zk%2BW890W8VtApK3g2QCWAs%2FgwNyhWLw8%3D&amp;reserved=0).
> There is an icon on the right that allows users to change font size,
> contrast, etc.
> I want to think that something like this would be beneficial, but I
> remember a few years back there was a negative connotation around sites
> providing "text only" versions of their site. I wasn't sure if something
> like this would elicit a similar response.
> Thanks for the insight!
> Daniel Swift, MBA
> Senior Web Specialist
> University Communications and Marketing
> West Chester University
> 610.738.0589
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