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Re: What is Web Accessibility? From the W3C


From: Helen A
Date: Mar 25, 2006 3:00AM

At 18:42 23/03/2006, Kynn wrote:
>Millions of people have disabilities that affect their use of the
>Web. Currently most Web sites and
><http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php#software>;Web software
>have accessibility barriers that make it difficult or impossible for
>many people with disabilities to use the Web. As more accessible Web
>sites and software become available, people with disabilities are
>able to use and contribute to the Web more effectively.

What really peeves me about websites is the tendancy to have dark
text on dark backgrounds, or pull-down menus that do not stay open
long enough for me to move my mouse down onto the next level of the
menu. Both can be avoided but aren't. I have poor motor control and
use the keyboard mouse, and in terms of short-circuiting colour
problems I resort to turning colours off in my browser but I resent having to!