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Re: [ga] Discrimination against the visually impaired?

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  • Subject: Re: [ga] Discrimination against the visually impaired?
  • From: "L. Gallegos" <jandl@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 12:22:34 -0400
  • In-reply-to: <20030827150347.79911.qmail@web14205.mail.yahoo.com>
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Why do we always leave out those with text only browsers?  Not everyone surfs with 
graphics and/or sound.  Will it work with Lynx, a standard text based browser used 
with Linux?

Am I mistaken or do these require java?  If so, what of those who deliberately 
disallow java or scripting for security purposes?


On 27 Aug 2003 at 8:03, George Kirikos wrote:

> Hello,
> On Verisign's WLS site:
> http://www.nextregistrationrights.com/
> there's a requirement that one enter a code, before placing an order
> (ostensibly, to reduce robotic attempts to "mine" the service).
> However, this also means that the visually impaired will not be able to
> "protect their domain" or speculate on domains they don't own!
> E-gold.com has a system that offers the choice of either a visual or an
> audible test, thereby allowing the visually impaired access.
> With 7 to 10 million people affected in the US alone:
> http://www.afb.org/info_document_view.asp?documentid=1529
> perhaps WLS should be delayed until a more inclusive system is
> implemented?
> I would think that ICANN Board Members, whose heads are in the sand so very
> often, would be sympathetic to the plight of the blind.
> Sincerely,
> George Kirikos
> http://www.kirikos.com/

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