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
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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
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:
> On Verisign's WLS site:
> 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:
> perhaps WLS should be delayed until a more inclusive system is
> 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.
> George Kirikos