All Inaccessible

I asked Trish to remove my “All Consuming” book list at the bottom of this page after several frustrating attempts to update it with my usual low-glitz browsers. I sent e-mail to the author to ask if support was coming for non-Javascript browsers, like the one built into my Sidekick, but the response was a link to a spam blocking system which I was supposed to use if I wanted my message to go through. The system requires a user to key in some letters or numbers shown as bitmaps. This may work well to detect visually unimpaired humans connected to graphically enhanced browsers, but for better or worse, I use PINE and Lynx to read most of my e-mail, and both are text-based. Some of Allcon’s aggregate data are pretty cool, but it’s a shame that the site has basic accessibility problems.

I do like the idea of keeping a log of my books, though. I’m just picking up The Namesake [Houghton-Mifflin], so I’ll check in later to let you know how I like it. Trish says it’ll make me hungry for Indian food, but I’m always hungry for Indian food, so I doubt I’ll notice…