Re: [magnifiers] Re: Web Eyes is released
- Hi Peter,
thanks very much for explanation! I appreciated that.
Peter Verhoeven wrote:
> Hi John,ADVERTISEMENT
> There is no software at the registered domain at all. There is only a
> checking for registration for the web site the client is visiting.
> If there are no aternative description on images, there are also no
> descriptions in the Web Eyes view.
> The plug-in should work for a very small broup of people if it was a
> plug-in not letting domains register and not suggesting that it solves
> accessible problems.
> There is already a plug-in WebFormator, that is free and does not
> that it solves all accessible problems on the Internet.
> In my opinion any dollar that is paid by owners of domains, that want
> web site to be accessible, is one dollar too much. They better can
> their money to make their web site really acccessible by implementing
> accessibility guidelines of th W3C.
> Regards Peter Verhoeven
> At 17:33 15-3-02 +0000, you wrote:
> >Hello Peter,
> >I am puzzled how a plug-in can make all sites accessible to screen
> >and at the same time domain owners can buy it, presumably to make
> >own sites accessible. How can it be client side and host side at the
> >same time? How can it add ALT tag text to diagrams, when only the
> >author/producer of the diagram knows what text is appropriate? It
> >require more than super-human intelligence - it would require
> >Cheers from Chiswick,
> >In message <126.96.36.199.1.20020315104222.00a16cd0@...>
> >Peter via EASI@..., and other lists, writes:
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >The message below is a reply to a message, that was posted on the
> > >listing. I send this reply to some other lists and the president of
> > >Systems, because I do not agree with what the ION Systems, who made
> > >Eyes, is telling the world.
> > >
> > >I tried the Web Eyes plugin on several pages and I do not hope
> > >accessibility problems will be solved with this kind of software!
> This kind
> > >of software is not an alternative for making web sites accessible.
> > >company suggests, that Web Eyes is an alternative cost effective
> > >to make web sites accessible.
> > >At 07:35 11-03-2002 -0500, you [Jill Thomas of ION Systems] wrote:
> > >>We have released Web Eyes (tm). It is an IE browser plug in
> (722K) that
> > >>can take any web site - whether it
> > >>is tagged for accessibility usage or not - and reflow it so that
> it can
> > >>be read at any font size (4 points - 144 points) as well as by
> Jaws and
> > >>Window Eyes!
> > >>
> > >>To try it out, go to http://www.ionwebeyes.com. You can use it on
> > >>domain for 10 minutes regardless of if the domain has purchased
> Web Eyes
> > >>or not. We sell Web Eyes to the domain owners as an annual
> > >>($600 - $5,500 based on the number of pages in a domain) for
> > >>downloads and unlimited reading time on all registered domains. If
> > >>try to read CNN.com with Jaws - it does an intelligible job. By
> > >>accessing it via Web Eyes, it is 100% logical and usable. You can
> > >>graphics and columns on and off. For screen readers, use a single
> > >>and a small font size for maximum usability. You need IE 5.5 or
> > >>When installed, Web Eyes is under the Tools menu.
> > >>
> > >>My husband is in DC this week demonstrating it to several
> > >>agencies. I think this will ROCK the accessibility community since
> > >>who "haven't had time to add the necessary tags" will now be
> usable by
> > >>them as well as normal sighted users. It is a win-win-win!
> > >>Accessibility community can read the information, web sites
> > >>can still have a formatted site and the corporate entities don't
> have to
> > >>pay to have two sites designed and maintained.
> > >>
> > >>--
> > >>Jill Thomas
> > >>President, ION Systems, Inc.
> > >>jill@...
> > >>636-937-9094 Fax 636-937-1828
> > >>107 Mississippi Ave., Crystal City, MO 63019
> > >> *****
> > >>www.ionsystems.com Your Bridge To Usability
> > >>www.galaxylibrary.com Where Electronic And Print Worlds Converge
> > >> *****
> > >>eMonocle (tm) an XML viewer for simultaneous use by sighted, low
> > >>and, in the near future, blind readers.
> > >>Web Eyes (tm) a web plug-in facilitating compliance with Section
> 508 and
> > >>accessibility to any web page for low-vision users.
> > >>
> > >>
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