[DNS] accessibility and the internet

[DNS] accessibility and the internet

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 18:33:27 -0800 (PST)

Your comments about pdf documents being accessible are true on the proviso that they're coded properly. But rarely are they coded properly. So Adobe claim they're accessible as you note with the link, but in reality, it's a very different story.


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From: Kim Davies <kim&#167;cynosure.com.au>
To: David Goldstein <goldstein_david&#167;yahoo.com.au>
Cc: .au DNS Discussion List <dns&#167;dotau.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 14 November, 2006 10:59:44 AM
Subject: Re: [DNS] accessibility and the internet

Quoting David Goldstein on Monday November 13, 2006:
| Your monosyllabic comments indicate really have no idea. Go to the Freedom Scientific site and trial the free version of Jaws. It's essential you turn your monitor off. Sure your friend/colleague may love accessing the internet, but ask him how he accesses pdf documents. Ask how he accesses chat rooms. Ask what he does when websites are difficult to navigate, if it's at all possible to navigate them. And then, it seems this person is quite experienced at accessing the internet. So think about how the inexperienced internet user who is blind goes about it. The inexperienced sighted user finds it difficult it enough.

PDFs, like web pages, are not hostile to accessibility. The two share
the same characteristic in that it is not the file format that is to
blame, it is how authors use it. PDFs are screen-reader friendly if
constructed the right way, just like web pages.

See http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/ for more info.

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