On Sun, 2011-06-12 at 11:24 +1000, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On 12/06/11 09:10, Lisi wrote:
> > On Saturday 11 June 2011 17:54:35 Scott Ferguson wrote:
> >> *cough* some of us do design websites the blind and visually handicapped
> >> in mind....it's just not noticed by those with normal vision. (sigh) ;-p
> > Many don't bother. And just for the record I myself am partially sighted (our
> > awful euphemism!). If someone can't be bothered to make the site visible, I
> > can't be bothered to try and read it.
> > As you rightly say, it is a shame to throw all those potential customers out
> > with the rubbish.
> > But I have got better things to do with my life than try
> > desperately to make out what that mid-grey writing on a pale grey background
> > is actually saying, or what that "pretty" graphic is successfully masking.
> Email the management. Just to let them know that you won't be buying
> their product because you *can't* view the site, and that you'll be
> emailing their shareholder to tell them you emailed the management - who
> don't give a stuff, so now you're going to lobby everyone you know to
> not buy their stuff - because you don't like being insulted or
> marginalised, and you think your money is just as good as anyone else's.
> And let 'em know you'll be spending up big with their opposition...
> You can also point them at Debian.org as an example of how to do it right.
> If that doesn't work. Rent a wheelchair get some friends with big
> cameras, buy a $1 share and shutdown their agm. It's easy if you've got
> the time and know their pain points. ;-p
> > Those like you who try to make things accessible are much appreciated - anyhow
> > by me!
> > Lisi
After reading a long text on a private homepage, the last, very small
words I read were "Click here to change the colours"
. Sometimes there
is such an option, but it's very good hidden. I'm not visible impaired,
but who wishes to read "mid-grey writing on a pale grey background"?
A lot of German companies don't care about minorities. They don't care
about the broadcasting van. They wait until a report was send by a big
television station, then thy claim everything just was a big
misunderstanding and then 'they care' about minorities. This doesn't
have a loss of image in Germany, hence nobody cares for minorities here,
excepted guilty ones are needed to blame for something. German sheep dog
shit on the sidewalk? No, it must be Romany people shit.
I guess people all over the world are similar
. If in your country the
big cameras should help, wow!
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