FW: USA: Online book-sharing service for the blind borrows a page from Napster
janina at afb.net
Tue Mar 12 19:39:10 EST 2002
Well, what can I tell you? I filled out their form using lynx on linux
with speakup. I found it not the best designed form because it was very
chatty and not as clearly written as it might be, but I was able to do it.
On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Ann Parsons wrote:
> Hi Janina,
> <smile> OK, but that doesn't answer my questions, Janina. Here they
> are again.
> 1. Where do you enter your name and so on on the application? All I
> saw was the long agreement form. That should have come *after*
> you added your name and so on. I never saw any place to add
> personal data.
> 2. I'm glad about the verification process, and I can certainly
> provide that info, no problem, but if the site only works for
> MSIE5.5 will the search boxes work? Will anything work at all?
> See, that's what's so misleading. If the statement "this site is
> for MSIE5.5 or later" is gone, then does that mean the site is now
> accessible? I haven't seen anything on the beta lists about work
> in Linux or talk of Linux or anything. I got the impression that
> the subject was werboten. It's nice to know that somebody is
> doing something, but I thought the whole idea of the beta list for
> the site was to let people *know* what was going on. I told Peter
> that I'd be happy to help and that I was willing to test in Lynx.
> When I wrote that I found the site to be inaccessible with Lynx, I
> got no response at all, nothing! Now maybe there was something I
> was doing wrong, but if that was the case, then they should have
> treated me with the same patience and understanding and courtesy
> that the Windows users got, frankly!!
> Ann P.
Janina Sajka, Director
Technology Research and Development
Governmental Relations Group
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Email: janina at afb.net Phone: (202) 408-8175
Chair, Accessibility SIG
Open Electronic Book Forum (OEBF)
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