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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Broswer...

From: Mark H. Wood
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Broswer...
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 08:29:28 -0500 (EST)

Hmmm.  You won't make many friends on LYNX-DEV with that bit about 
"the pages of today through the eyes of yesterday".  Here's another angle 
that you might wish to mull over:  the Lynx developers are quite serious 
about supporting Web use for the visually-impaired, including those with 
impairments so profound that they must use tactile appliances or 
voice-synthesizers rather than display screens.  I can't imagine how such 
people could make good use of "more modern" browsers such as Netscape 
Communicator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Support for those using assistive technology must come from page 
designers, too.  Many sites are simply incomprehensible using text-only 
tools, which are the only ones truly available to those with visual 
impairments.  Page designers should review their work with a tool like 
Lynx to ensure that their message is reaching *all* of the audience.

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   address@hidden
A bug on the windshield of an onrushing future.

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