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Thanks Jen for your good comments in your last message. Yes, the accessibility definition is a good broad point as you say. I mean, say you have a hacked up screen with different zones or sections; we used to create "user windows" that could be switched to or focused. Note this was with DOS screen readers like Vocal-Eyes or ASAP. Now that is easier with Windows and individual focus. Sometimes we have to "reclass" a customized subclass; well, that is doable and often cures many access problems. Not all screen readers know how to do this; it is quite easy actually but I'll bet there are some users out there who don't / can't or want to learn how to do this. Without doing the reclass, that feature remains inaccessible. The same thing can be said for unlabeled graphics. If one could label unclear links on a web page, this would enhance the accessibility of many web sites. I think JFW can do this now but I'm not sure as I don't own the product. Anyway, my point is like you said before, what does it take to make something accessible? how much effort should we put up? All good questions for sure. I was just thinking, what if someone came up with a plug-in of some kind that could use OCR technology to read these captcha thinggies? Just think, if such an animal could be born, all these debates and battles over visual verification would go away because we could use this little dudad to read the thing, answer the riddle, and move on and we wouldn't have to bother the web site owner with that issue again.
Now, to bring this all back on topic, If we work out these acfcessibility questions with a joint effort on both sides of the wall, then we as blind podcasters can play all the podsafe music we want:). In fact, I'm basically ready to do just that right now and just fix things up along the way.
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