Re: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] Problem With Submit Button On My Banking Site


Gene
 

Let's examine an example of worthless training as opposed to good training.  Years ago,
Send Space had a download link.  If people were tought something such as to use the links list and look for the link that said download, then what would happen when Send Space changed it from a link to a button?  If they were just taught by rote, they would likely be unable to use the page.  If they had been taught to look at and understand web pages and how to find things, they would see that the link was now a button and then, after they saw this, be able to go on efficiently using the page as before.  How many times have I seen blind people claim that a site is no longer acccessible after it has been changed?  It wasn't inaccessible after the change.  Changes had been made in the site and rote memorization of the old layout didn't work any longer. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Jackie
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] Problem With Submit Button On My Banking Site

W/all due respect, training is not a waste of time, at least if it's
the sort of training that teaches basic principles & not simply rote
memorization, ie, shake hands, roll over, speak, etc. That's just
performing commands on cue, & that sort of training is indeed
worthless. When I did adaptive tech--& admittedly, it was a long time
ago--I actually used to encourage my students to get into trouble, ie,
they would check w/me about a keystroke to press, &, knowing it was
the wrong 1, I'd tell them to go ahead. My rationale was that they
were going to get themselves into situations where they were
confronted w/stuff I hadn't taught them, & they needed to understand
the basic principles of how to cope w/the unexpected. That may at 1st
blush sound really cruel, but those that made it thru expressed that
was the 1 thing they really appreciated about my approach, ie, that I
believed they could recover on their own by using the tools they'd
been taught.

Accessibility, IMO, has overall greatly improved. The use of mobile
devices, where screen real estate is important, thereby eliminating a
lot of the big gawdy banners & sliders etc, has improved things, as
has legislation in the developed world mandating accessibility. I
recall when Windows was completely inaccessible to us--now we can
basically install it independently. So I'd also disagree w/the
gloom-&-doom naysayers who think we'll someday never be able to use a
computer. The truth is, we have more options now than we've ever had.
I recall when Apple was totally inaccessible, for example, & when we
couldn't use a cell phone to do anything but basic calling.
Change is a constant, & screenreading technology will have to evolve
w/it. On the other hand, there are now accessibility guidelines in
place for many technologies, which there weren't in the last century.
Overall, I think we're in better shape than we've ever been.
Truthfully, I wish I'd been born into this century, as I think, at
least from a technology perspective, things will overall only improve,
as a general rule.

On 9/27/18, Rosemarie Chavarria <knitqueen2007@...> wrote:
> Glen,
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> I think you might be right. A friend of mine was telling me one time that it
> may get to the point where we'll be totally locked out from using the
> computer. I agree with you about the training. If things are constantly
> changing, then what good is it to have all that training? It would be just a
> waste of time.
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> Rosemarie
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> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ervin,
> Glenn
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:22 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] Problem With Submit Button On My
> Banking Site
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> Gene,
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> All it takes is one element that is a show stopper for someone, and that can
> cause them to stop using a screenreader and give up using a computer.
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> I have been a computer user and teacher since the days of DOS, and I have
> spent hours stuck on a page because of inaccessible pages that have no
> work-around, unless you come to a list like this to find out some obscure
> technique that happens to work.
>
> It sure seems like more and more of this is happening, and it is difficult
> for screenreaders to keep up.
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> I don’t agree with your assertion that it is just a matter of training.
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> I think with this most recent trend, we will see less and less Blind people
> being able to access pages.
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> I don’t know the solution, but I see a bad trend here.
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> I hope I’m wrong about the trend.
>
> Glenn
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> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>  <nvda@nvda.groups.io
> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Gene
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:04 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Subject: Re: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] Problem With Submit Button On My
> Banking Site
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> That's largely because of poor training, however.  Not for everything, but
> for a lot of what people do, you can learn perhaps ten or fifteen commands
> that are different for a different screen-reader and do a lot of what you
> could do before.  Most of what people do uses Windows or program commands.
> a different screen-reader may use different screen review commands and a
> different command for read title bar and certain other commands, but a lot
> of what people do would be the same because a lot of what is done doesn't
> use screen-reader commands.
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> Gene
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> ----- Original Message -----
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> From: Ervin, Glenn <mailto:glenn.ervin@...>
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> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:43 AM
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> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
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> Subject: Re: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] Problem With Submit Button On My
> Banking Site
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> Although this concept of using multiple screenreaders is okay for those of
> us who can do that, but if it comes to that as generally accepted practice,
> then the majority of users are left behind.
>
> Glenn
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> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>  <nvda@nvda.groups.io
> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:48 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Subject: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] Problem With Submit Button On My
> Banking Site
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> On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 08:58 AM, Davy Cuppens wrote:
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> Simply told, the procedure is unaccessible so cal your bank and tel them.
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> Not that I don't think this is a good idea, because it is, but you also have
> to understand that accessibility will always be, to some extent, a game of
> catch up.
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> Web coding keeps changing at blinding speed, and that's not going to stop.
> Sometimes it's a matter of the screen readers catching up to it, and
> particularly when the reason for doing a certain thing a certain way
> revolves around increased security.
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> It's really generally helpful to check to see if what doesn't work under one
> screen reader might work under another if you happen to have a system with
> two or more screen readers available.  That can help to tease out where the
> issue might lie.
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