[access-uk] Re: What do you consider inaccessible?

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They outsourced the management of the membership database and joining and
renewals many years ago, and brought it back in a couple of years ago. I had
similar problems with the first system, but they've largely fixed it all
now.

Cheers
Dave


-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Mike Moore
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 11:23 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: What do you consider inaccessible?

Funny Damon, I had the same experience as you did with them. 
Certainly wasn't finger on the pulse!!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Damon Rose" <damon.rose@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:41 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: What do you consider inaccessible?


>I am a member as far as I'm aware. I got a phone call some 
>years ago
> asking if I wanted to join and get a free magazine. Didn't 
> really hear
> anything after that.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Dave Taylor
> Sent: 21 July 2010 21:29
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: What do you consider 
> inaccessible?
>
> I suggest you join and find out! Go to their website and 
> find the link
> to join!
>
> Cheers
> Dave
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Damon Rose
> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:21 PM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: What do you consider 
> inaccessible?
>
> I don't doubt it Dave. So how does one go about liaising 
> with the RNIB
> on these matters. I'm not sure it's all that clear.
>
> Is there a point of contact?
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Dave Taylor
> Sent: 21 July 2010 19:51
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: What do you consider 
> inaccessible?
>
> As we're talking about the wide area of legislation on 
> gadgets and
> accessibility in general, the answer has to be RNIB. 
> Whatever you think
> of them, they have been the most effective campaign 
> organisation we have
> for many years!
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Damon Rose
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:11 PM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: What do you consider 
> inaccessible?
>
> So which UK organisation should one join if you want to 
> influence this
> kind of thing, Dave?
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Dave Taylor
> Sent: 20 July 2010 13:38
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: What do you consider 
> inaccessible?
>
> Ah yes, that'll be the American blind lobby who put their 
> money where
> their mouths are and join and support organisations, 
> something fewer and
> fewer will do here!
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Damon Rose
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:29 PM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: What do you consider 
> inaccessible?
>
> Well as RNIB's John Godbur was quietly suggesting on this 
> list a few
> weeks ago, blind people in the UK don't shout loud enough, 
> Colin. If we
> did then legislation might happen to force manufacturers 
> and service
> providers into this. It would influence rich media 
> creators. It strikes
> me that legislation is the only way forward and there's 
> not enough talk
> about it here.
>
> It's thanks to the strength of the US disability and blind 
> lobby that
> things like iPhone are now accessible across the world, 
> for instance.
>
> ...Damon
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Colin Fowler
> Sent: 20 July 2010 12:28
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: What do you consider 
> inaccessible?
>
> I wholly agree, but I don't think that we're going to be 
> able to
> influence the reliance on rich media content; look at 
> Jonathon Hassles
> approach to this and maybe I am wrong.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Damon Rose <mailto:damon.rose@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:21 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] What do you consider inaccessible?
>
>
> In all my web browsing, I find that my biggest problem is
> websites that make jaws freeze or whip the cursor away.
>
> Lots of talk goes into accessibility of websites, putting 
> in alt
> text, adding header tags, but the worst sites are the 
> dynamic ones that
> have oodles of functionality and applets ... even if you 
> don't use them
> they seem to affect the readability of the page.
>
> Usually I just want to read a page. I can live without 
> header
> tags and alt text and the other little accessibliity 
> tickboxes like
> using CSS structuring instead of tables. I can live with 
> all that ...
> but I can't use websites that jump around all over the 
> place cos they're
> loaded with fun.
>
> What I want to know is ... is it just me? Please respond 
> because
> I'm keen to refocus the accessibility debate if I'm right.
>
> ...Damon
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Damon Rose
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> BBC Vision Learning
>
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