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Old 11-27-2003, 10:51 AM   #46
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Wow, in the 60's.... We still need more, though.... Should we start emailing people?
 
Old 11-27-2003, 10:28 PM   #47
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*volleyball*
 
Old 11-28-2003, 11:23 PM   #48
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75 sigs?
 
Old 11-29-2003, 12:08 PM   #49
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my signature is in...it says 91 signatures this far
but i think a lot more signatures are needed to have any hope
 
Old 12-03-2003, 06:16 PM   #50
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110, cmon, we can do better!
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:40 PM   #51
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I'll add to the list - not because I want it, but because it would make things easier for me from a QA standpoint.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 10:53 PM   #52
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multiple languages, always a plus...
 
Old 12-06-2003, 04:56 AM   #53
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I'd rather sign a petition asking web page designers to make sure their pages are usable in lynx. I don't understand the need to play games on the web under linux, when there are tons of comperable games available for free.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 12:01 PM   #54
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I'd rather sign a petition asking web page designers to make sure their pages are usable in lynx. I don't understand the need to play games on the web under linux, when there are tons of comperable games available for free.
There are interactive webpages that require shockwave. Many educational pages use shockwave. Therefore, by leaving out Linux users, they're promoting ignorance, kinda, maybe....
 
Old 12-07-2003, 06:52 PM   #55
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Here's my beef with shockwave.

I used to design web pages for the blind. Blind users surf the web using a screen reader which can only identify plain text on a webpage. Any webpage technology which can not be accessed by the blind discriminates against them. Using flash is like building a building which is not accesable via wheelchair.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 08:34 PM   #56
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What about the blind, deaf, paralyzed, retarded, six fingered guy down the street? If you make a webpage at all, you'll be discriminating against him.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:15 AM   #57
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actualy, screen readers can be configured to work with devices wich translate text into morse code which is then comunicated to the individual as tactitile sensation.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:16 PM   #58
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Klepto, don't get anybody started on Helen Keller jokes....

Wait, who's the person that posted against it on the petition? Whoever you are, don't you realize that by Macromedia giving out the Shockwave player, that it still doesn't mean that you HAVE to get it, you can browse without it. But if you go against it, then you're essentially rubbing salt on an open wound for others that would like to have equal treatment and consideration as other computer users.

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Old 12-09-2003, 03:25 AM   #59
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All I'm saying is that shockwave/flash should not be used by web designers at all. The frustration felt by linux users trying to access pages with flash content is the same as the frustration felt by blind users of any platform trying to access pages with flash content.

That said, since flash IS used, it might as well be available for as many platforms as possiable.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 07:16 PM   #60
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I think that if Shockwave comes out with Linux support, we'll see it used for more educational websites, and for websites in general. And if people want to, it's possible to imbed voice readers with shockwave, it'll just take a little elbow grease.
 
  


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