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Re: How many people switch off javascript?


From: Chris Heilmann
Date: Aug 31, 2004 5:09AM

That would make a lot more sense if they were turned off the first time,

> Hi Victoria,
> I don't have any numbers but one solution you can suggest is to include an
> option to switch JavaScript menus on and off. An example can be found at
> http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Generic/Profiles/Visitors.htm. That way the
> client gets what they want and the user gets to the content!
> Thanks, Henny
> -----Original Message-----
> From: victoria.hamill [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: 31 August 2004 11:06
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] How many people switch off javascript?
> Hi,
> One of our clients has requested a text-only version of his website so
> that
> he can avoid thinking about accessibility on his main site. I'm trying to
> put together a list of arguments against this as I completely disagree
> with
> the whole notion of building a flat and lifeless alternative because you
> want to have a whizzy menu etc. on the main one. I know that the idea of
> text-only is unpopular among people here as I've seen a lot of outrage
> whenever it is mentioned.
> One of my arguments is to be the number of people who switch off
> javascript
> when they view sites, thus making the use of javascript as a navigation
> tool unreliable. I believe this number is quite high, and is far from
> restricted to people with disabilities, but was wondering if there was a
> resource anyone knew of where I could find a statistic?
> Thanks
> Victoria
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Victoria Hamill
> NetInfo
> Phone: (44) 1628-687863
> URL: http://www.netinfo.com
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