Re: Why Lynx-compatibility matters (was RE: Lotsa laughs)
At 05:31 PM 5/26/1999 -0400, David Megginson wrote: >Didier PH Martin writes: > > > Lynx? Do you have a time machine? :-) > >Until very recently (a few months ago), I still used Lynx to read HTML >documentation quickly when I was already in a shell. > To throw my two bits in along with David: Many blind computer users turned to lynx in the early days of the web as screen reading software of the time typically worked better with character-based programs than with GUIs. While screen readers have become more advanced, a lot of blind users have continued to use lynx because the text displays it provides are easier to navigate than the graphic mess seen on many web sites. If you're an organization trying to disseminate information over the web and your site doesn't present a coherent display in lynx, I'd redo the web site. An interesting note on this topic. The revamped version of my School, the School of Information Management & Systems at U.C. Berkeley, just graduated its first class of Masters students. The students were required to complete a final project that involved design and implementation of an information system. Most all of the students designed systems using a web interface. A panel of judges comprised of both faculty from the school and people from industry reviewed the students' work to award a prize to the graduate with the best final project. One of the judges from industry remarked that while the quality of the projects overall was very good, none of them would pass muster with ADA guidelines. If any of the students had bothered to look at their projects in lynx, I bet they would have done a better job. Jerome McDonough -- jmcdonou@l... | (......) Library Systems Office, 386 Doe, U.C. Berkeley | \ * * / Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 (510) 642-5168 | \ <> / "Well, it looks easy enough...." | \ -- / SGNORMPF!!! -- From the Famous Last Words file | |||| xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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