Re: WWW, Mosaic, and Access for People with Disabilities

Mike Paciello, VIIS: 381-1831 (
Sat, 8 Oct 1994 01:49:08 +0100

Chris Lilley wrote:

>>It is indeed special purpose: it does not send any MIME headers and does not
>>understand HEAD; neither does the (different) server that serves the parent
>>document. I mean, what does `501 something broke' mean?

>>On the other hand, yes, it does provide an html text page which is great. Would
>>people know to select a link that just says [image] though?

Chris makes a good point. The question regarding a link to an entity identified
as [image] could present problems unless that link was a unique identifier to
the UI.

The discussion we've had here is inspiring, and we are all sending a strong
message to the NCSA and service providers that universal access is a key issue.

If you will be attending the Mosaic conference in Chicago or Internet '94 in
D.C., and would like to continue to take part in these discussions, please
feel free to contact Drew Browning, Gregg Vanderheiden, or myself.


Michael G. Paciello
Digital Equipment Corporation
Program Manager
Vision Impaired Information Services (VIIS)
110 Spit Brook Road
Nashua, NH. USA 03062
Phone: (603) 881-1831
Internet: Paciello@Shane.Enet.Dec.Com
President: International Committee for Accessible Document Design (ICADD)
Member: Electronics Industries Association/Assistive Devices Division (EIA/ADD)
Member: Project EASI