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Re: lynx-dev latest status on java script support?

From: Ian Collier
Subject: Re: lynx-dev latest status on java script support?
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 16:42:05 +0000

On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 11:31:11AM -0500, A. R. Vener wrote:
> There is a lot of interest in Javascript among the blind community.
> Currently the lack of js support is one of the major barriers 
> facing blind individuals who wish to use Linux. As more and more sites
> hide their links, especially audio links, behind JS scripts, more and
> more blind computer users feel they are forced to use MS Windows just
> to have access to the internet resources which are currently denied to
> them under Lynx.

If you are a blind Lynx user, you have an excellent case for writing
to the owner of the web site and demanding that they get rid of the
JavaScript before they get sued under the disabilities discrimination

Yeah I know in practice this won't make a big difference to the web,
but I do find the preponderance of unnecessary JavaScript rather
irritating.  However, I do still do most of my browsing with JavaScript
firmly switched off.

(In my opinion, about 80% of the JavaScript out there is totally
unnecessary, and 19 of the remaining 20% is due to lazy programming.)


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