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Re: Problems browsing a site



on Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 05:52:30PM -0700, Karsten M. Self (kmself@ix.netcom.com) wrote:
> on Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 10:32:05PM -0700, Ross Boylan (RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org) wrote:
> > At 08:33 PM 10/16/01 -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > >on Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 04:54:14PM -0700, Ross Boylan 
> > >(RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org) wrote:
> > >     http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Rants/javascript-rant.html
> > >
> > >Write your councilmember as well.
> > >
> > >In general, sites should avoid client-side scripting.  It's necessary in
> > >only the very fewest of instances.  It grossly erodes site
> > >accessibility.
> > >
> > >Ask if the library would be willing to design its doors in such a way
> > >that a quarter of the people of the city would be unable to pass
> > >through.
> > 
> > Well, maybe you've convinced me sites should try to avoid java/script
> > (I didn't mention it, but this one uses javascript as well as java, I
> > believe).  But I still don't understand why I'm having problems with
> > this site, given that my browser is java-enabled.
> > 
> > What's your basis for saying such issues render the site inaccessible
> > to 1/4 the potential users?
> 
> I thought it was http://www.counter.com/, but can't find the page.  At

Found it:  http://www.thecounter.com/.

Stats for September put the number at 11%.  It bounces around a bit.
Links below give 11%, 19%, and 16%.

    http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2001/September/javas.php
    http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2001/March/javas.php
    http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2000/September/javas.php

Java rates run about 15% disabled/unknown.

I might add:  a public library is going to be particularly sensitive to
ADA requirements.  I'd press this angle.

Peace.

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