Werner Flamme wrote:
> Billie Walsh [22.02.2012 16:40]:
>> There are some websites that use flash as an integral part of the
>> design. Without flash you basically get a blank screen. No data.
> Websites that use flash obviously do not want blind visitors - AFAIK
> there is no screen reader that translates flash to audio (or braille).
> OK, so why would these sites want me?
It's not that these sites want me, I want them.
For example, many touristic sites (B&Bs, small hotels, restaurants)
are flash only. I'm quite sure that they didn't choose that
technology. Some small company came in, presented some shiny lively
method to be "on the Web", and the owners purchased it. Prices are
ridiculously small for such work, you won't get real designs that
way. (This is a statement of fact, I often contract good
How shall those owners know that it's bad technology that they
choose? They are no technicians. Most of them don't even know to
operate the Windows system properly. E.g., I have restaurants that
send around their changing menus be email -- in Excel format...
Those few restaurant owners that I talked about that couldn't even
understand the problems. One of them asked me to change it and set
up a new process. When she heard about our hourly consulting rates,
she staid with the Excel solution...
And if I'm planning a holiday or some trip, I want to know about
the opportunities for eating, tasting wine, going out, and
sleeping. And I won't let technical snobbiness get into the way of
that information gathering.
Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod(a)acm.org
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