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Re: LIFT Text Transcoder


From: Jason Taylor
Date: Jul 26, 2006 4:10AM

Dear Ann, Patrick, Philip and Tim

In light of your recent postings on WebAim I wanted to extend an
invitation to you all to become more educated with how LIFT Text
Transcoder works. You mentioned you are unfamiliar with the solution and
the only reference quoted was from 2-3 years ago. I would be happy to take
15 minutes to introduce fully the LIFT text Transcoder to you and how it
fits into an overall strategy for web accessibility. It is not just text
only, it has the capabilities to solve significant accessibility issues as
the dynamic assistive friendly view is created.

I would be happy to take you through a simple web demo to help you see why
many are adding this to their overall strategy. As demonstration of its
ability, we took the helpful comments posted about the University of
Georgia's site and added additional assistive features to key areas this
morning. See

I hope you agree that having this ability to quickly improve a sites
access without having to find and schedule the changes on the original
site is powerful. Although we would agree and continue to encourage our
customers in better original design (we even sell tools to help with
this), many times the resources are not allocated quickly enough and
assistive users get left out. With this solution we can act as a partner
to the organization and help quickly to improve vast amounts of content.

Kind Regards
Jason Taylor
Product Manager
UsableNet, LIFT Text Transcoder.

> I am wondering if anyone on this list has any experience with or an
> about the LIFT Text Transcoder
> (http://www.usablenet.com/products_services/text_transcoder/text_transcoder.
html). I just got off the phone with someone from a large university, and
> they are looking into purchasing this product for the university. I
> know anything about the product except what is on their web site, and I
realize UsableNet LIFT products are reputable, but somehow this feels like
> a
> quick fix, too good to be true solution to their web accessibility
> I felt a bit alarmed that they think this can meet their government
> accessibility problems. Any thoughts? Is it better than nothing? Looking
forward to your thoughts.
> Ann
> ********************
> Ann G. Jenkins, Ed.D.
> (281) 414-7256
> Accessible Web Design, LLC
> http://accessibleweb.us

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