[Nfbc-info] Save-Mart's web site

Angela fowler fowlers at syix.com
Sun Nov 16 16:09:27 UTC 2008

JC, its good to talk to you. 
	You're right about the airlines. Frontier is downright impossible.
The combo box which lets you select what type of card you are using when you
order a ticket is invisible to JAWS. We can't just rest on our lorals with
Target. I posted what I did about Save-Mart, but its more important that we
start anywhere. The internet is, and will continue to be, a very important
if not vital tool to the blind community.
	There was a resolution passed regarding social networking sites such
as Facebook and Myspace. The resolution called for the formation of a
technology committee to communicate the need for accessibility to these
sites, work with them on ways to make their sites more accessible, and
report to the membership at large on their progress. I'm wondering if the
scope of the committee could be expanded to include all web sites which are
not accessible?
	We're not going to be able to get every inaccessible web site fixed
this year or even the year after, but if we work on the real headaches
first, we can help to make the lives of blind people a lot easier.   

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of juliet cody
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2008 11:24 PM
To: NFB of California List
Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] Save-Mart's web site

Hello Angela,
We have never met, but glad to know you. I agree, we need to work together
on the other million wevsites that are not blind-friendly yet. We can start
with the airlines. I was wondering what happens now that Target was made to
accomadate the blind. Do we just sit and waitt for other violators to follow
suit, or do we continue our mission. Can someone  explain it to me please.
JC  Original Message --
From: "Angela fowler" <fowlers at syix.com>
To: "'NFB of California List'" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
Cc: "'NFBnet Writer's Division Mailing List'" <stylist at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2008 6:09 PM
Subject: [Nfbc-info] Save-Mart's web site

> Dear friends,
>    Would anyone like to join with me in calling on Save-Mart to make 
> its web site more user friendly? They publish their weekly flier 
> online, but the product descriptions are vague at best.
> As an example, they had the "Boneless Roast Sale" advertised this week.
> Since London Broil was counted as a boneless roast last week, I 
> assumed (yes I know what that means) that it would be the same this 
> week, and ordered 10 pounds of the stuff without questioning the 
> price.
> A kind employee who I have dealt with many times before adjusted the 
> price when I explained the situation, but the point is, as more blind 
> people become technologically savvy this kind of misunderstanding is 
> going to keep happening. Save-Mart needs to be made aware of how blind 
> people access information online, and of how much their online fliers 
> could help us. We are, after all, an ever-growing customer base.
> Perhaps someone with more web design knowledge than I have could look 
> at the source code for the web page and determine what Save-Mart could 
> do to make their web site better? Then we could start an emailing 
> campaign. If enough of us get on board, we're sure to catch their 
> attention.
> Here is the link to Save-Mart's web site:
> http://savemart.gsnrecipes.com/Shop/WeeklyAd.aspx
> It often takes a considerable time to download, so bear with it.
> Thank you
> Angela Fowler
> fowlers at syix.com
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