The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121496   Message #2656114
Posted By: Patrick-Costello
14-Jun-09 - 11:21 AM
Thread Name: Sing Out! vs. the blind
Subject: RE: Sing Out! vs. the blind
This is so funny I just can't stop laughing.

As a handicapped folk musician (I am nearly deaf) I work hard to make folk music accessible to everybody. I even worked up a banjo tab format that works with a screen reader at the request of one of my banjo students - and converted my books and workshops to that format.

All Sing Out! has to do is offer the magazine in a plain text format or make copies of the printed magazine available to folkies willing to read the text aloud.

I don't got the problem . . . maybe Mark Moss will explain himself.

Oh, and .PDF is not accessible. You can use tags to make it sorta-kinda work, but it is not an acceptable solution to the problem. The fact that Mark would try to tout that makes me wonder about his qualifications and motivations.