On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 02:58:01PM -0500, Terri Oda wrote:
I don't know... I think rendering email addresses into pictures (say .png instead of .gif, but to A. User it makes no difference as long as it's read by the browser) is hardly something the average user can't understand. When you phone up tech support and they tell you to go to a web page, it's not like the spoken link is clickable. I'd say most people are quite capable of reading something and typing it out manually if clicking it doesn't work, otherwise there'd be no success in printing addresses in print ads, on T-shirts, etc. and I know I've seen plenty of lower-tech users type in urls from magazines. Sure, it's a hoop to jump through, but I wouldn't say that it's out of reach for anyone but geeks!
The former may not be especially mainstream, but anyone who ignores the latter category (not to mention my blind friend's screen reader) does so at their peril.
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