E-mail List Archives

Re: Example of LIFT Text Transcoder solving complexaccessibility issues

for

From: Tim Beadle
Date: Jul 26, 2006 6:00AM


On 26/07/06, Patrick Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> However, this circumvents the fundamental issue that, ideally, the original
> (frame based, etc) version should and could be made more accessible/usable in
> the first place, thus not requiring anything like LIFT...which was my main point.

Indeed - LIFT's mission (to make currently-accessible sites
accessible) is laudable, but the general feeling is that ultimately it
will harm the cause of accessibility as PHBs commission LIFT instead
of doing web sites the right way in the first place.

Sites have a shelf-life; they're normally redesigned/reimplemented at
least every three or so years (in my experience). It's far better to
get decent levels of Standards Compliance incorporated into a redesign
than put what is, ultimately, sticking plaster over an existing one.

Tim