why using graphics mode for a11y?

Ignasi Cambra ignasicambra at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 03:50:03 GMT 2008

Oh well, and what about all those vending machines on which you need to 
press a letter and a number to get the product that you want, and which have 
nice braille keypads but no braille instructions for the blind to know which 
number is assigned to each product? That's probably the stupidest thing 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andre Nuno Soares" <ans at meo.pt>
To: <gnome-accessibility-list at gnome.org>
Cc: <ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2008 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: why using graphics mode for a11y?

> Hi jonathon,
> On Sun, 2008-12-28 at 21:11 +0000, jonathon wrote:
>> The practical reality is that a11y requirements can be mutually
>> exclusive. What works for one set of a11y issues, need not, and often
>> actively hinders, a different set of a11y issues.
> I regularly use a long distance train that has an entrance and bathroom
> accessible for wheel chairs, but where the seats are only numbered in
> ink )no braille).
> On the other hand, all ATM machines in Portugal have a spoken menu for
> VI people, but they are only now thinking of adding an interface using
> pictures (a deaf from birth has a great dificulty learning to read).
> These aren't cases of "mutually exclusive", but rather of not thinking
> broadly.
> How expensive would it be to have special trains only for VI people?
> André
> PS: I cross-posted to gnome-accessibility because I think the topic is
> broader than one Linux distro.
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