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Re: LYNX-DEV 2.7 release.

From: Foteos Macrides
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV 2.7 release.
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 15:47:44 -0500 (EST)

Ismael Cordeiro <address@hidden> wrote:
>Al Gilman wrote:
>> I would like to see the H)elp files distributed with 2.7 re-formatted a
>> little to make them more speech-friendly.
>I think that task should be taken by someone directly involved with
>speech-friendliness. He/she/them would get the Lynx help files and make them
>speech-friendly. Then he/she/them would submit it to Foteos or you or
>someone else involved with Lynx to check them for any Lynx- or
>>      - 1: make a policy commitment to keep the Lynx H)elp files as
>>      speech-friendly as we reasonably can
>That "policy commitment" reminds me of another "PC", "politically correct",
>and that annoys me very much. Are Lynx help files _really_
>speech-unfriendly? I don't remember having seen people here complaining
>about that.
>>      - 2: use the criteria for a speech-friendly ribbon <URL:
>>> as our measure of speech
>>      accessibility (and ask them for a review).
>Since those people are who would be more interested in the Lynx help files
>being speech-friendly (if they are not...) they could take the task and ask
>us for a review.

        I had made the FM help file set net accessible *primarily* with
Al in mind.  I see that Scott has further expanded the access to them
via   Have you even looked at them yet,
Al?  Have you?!?!?

        The implication that Lynx development during the past three years
has not had a "policy commitment" to helping meet needs of the blind is
preposterous.  There's no other word for it -- preposterous!!

        Burnout, sigh...  I need more than a vacation!  I need to
NOT_DEFINE myself to an INN.  :) :) :) ;(


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