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Re: Question from client


From: Christian Heilmann
Date: Apr 16, 2005 9:49AM

Another thing to consider is that by offering a "text only" page, you
"ghetto" disabled users, and it smacks of "another version that might
not be as up-to-date".

Joe Clark's "Big, Stark and Chunky" on Alistapart.com had some user
testing examples, which showed that disabled users are actually not
likely to use "extra versions". It is a bit like offering wider seats
to obese people on a bus, yes, it is a necessity and actually a nice
gesture, but you also remind them of what they don't want to be
reminded of.

On 4/15/05, Chris Price < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

>> On 15/4/05 9:06 pm, "Glenda" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>>> >
>>> > "2. Could we say that the text only version will solve all the accesibility
>>> > issues of
>>> > our current website except those needed for people with cognotive
>>> > disabilities?"
>> I cannot improve on the excellent responses from Jukka and Patrick but I
>> would hope that the client can't justify its question in the light of these
>> answers especially since its core objective is to empower people with
>> disabilities.
>> --
>> Chris Price
>> Choctaw
>> http://www.choctaw.co.uk
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