[nfbmi-talk] all in violation

Matt McCubbin mgoalball at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 08:52:14 CST 2012


Joe,
Thank you for sending this. You're absolutely correct, the documents on 
the page you referred to are image-based PDF's, which are completely 
inaccessible using screen-reading software.
The page is located at
http://www.michigan.gov/budget/0,1607,7-157-13406_13431---RSS,00.html

Matt


On 2/1/2012 9:33 AM, joe harcz Comcast wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Did you get the full page with the State Budget Office and the monthly 
> financial reports?
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt McCubbin" <mgoalball at gmail.com>
> To: "NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 9:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] all in violation
>
>
>> Joe,
>> I'm not seeing anything referring to November or October on the page 
>> you sent to the list. You sent
>> http://apps.michigan.gov/MiTransparency/Category
>> Which category did you click on?
>> If we want to make positive change for the state of Michigan's budget 
>> website, we need to be specific. Which specific files, including 
>> links, aren't accessible?
>> I'm not trying to argue with you, every document on the state of 
>> Michigan's website should be accessible using screen-reading 
>> software. However myself, and I'm sure others on this list, would 
>> like examples of which documents are inaccessible.
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Matt
>> On 1/31/2012 9:12 PM, joe harcz Comcast wrote:
>>> Actually I click on them and then used my adobe accessability check 
>>> and told me it was an image and "appeared to contain no text"...
>>>
>>> I did not check out each and every document but november and october 
>>> were enough...
>>>
>>> Moreover, it happenns all the time on various sites.
>>>
>>> Bottom line is that these documents are required to be accessible 
>>> right out of the box and not just the web sites.
>>>
>>> Joe
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt McCubbin" 
>>> <mgoalball at gmail.com>
>>> To: "NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:34 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] all in violation
>>>
>>>
>>>> Joe,
>>>> Can you provide some examples? I clicked on several of the links on 
>>>> that page, and they were accessible with my screen-reading software.
>>>> One would infer from your post that each and every document on 
>>>> Michigan's state budget website is inaccessible. However, this 
>>>> simply isn't the case.
>>>>
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Matt
>>>> On 1/31/2012 7:59 PM, joe harcz Comcast wrote:
>>>>> Here's a massive issue facing the blind in Michigan each and every 
>>>>> document on the State Budget office web site is an image based pdf 
>>>>> file right here at:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://apps.michigan.gov/MiTransparency/Category
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