webwithout-ie: accessible web without ie discussion list

The target audience for this list is users who have a need or desire to use the web without internet explorer, web developers and

assistive technology developers that provide accessibility in

conjunction with web browsers.

Discussion revolves around use of the web, web application development and web content

creation without the dependencies of Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Developing to an open set of web standards, while realizing most users

are currently dependent on Internet Explorer and related software,

challenges both the users and developers of assistive technologies.

Making software and hardware accessible to assistive technology is best

served by using techniques that work regardless of the particular

browser. Obstacles include proprietary technologies (ActiveX Controls),

not complying to W3C standards (auto-correction of improper coding

ultimately undermines standards), and other browser specific coding that

makes it difficult in accessing banking and other secure web services,

federal, state, province, and municipal service and information sites,

intranet and other work place sites.

This list is a place to gather and discuss current issues and current

and future solutions. Some features will be announcements of new

documents, techniques, web sites, and technologies developed for

facilitating this process.