I recently had the opportunity to study Internet access for the disabled and boy, did I get a surprise!
Obviously, those without sight will not benefit from graphic images but a text description of the images present is a nice "enhancement" - but it is almost NEVER done. To accommodate speech synths, many sightless surfers use - yes - Lynx. Imagine their complete frustration in discovering the joys of the "fully Netscape enhanced" - "everything is so very pretty", "completely clickable on a single ISMAP graphic" site. I have to get a synth just to appreciate how truly bad it can be.
But, the unsighted aren't the only ones suffering from the proliferation of "graphic Ga-ga." Imagine, if you can, the problems confronted by those who don't possess what we consider "full" motor skills. Try the following:
ONE alternate: (and then, only under protest) Spyglass's client-side mapping.
Keep give'n them hell,
-- Bill Powell