[Tech4theblind] FW: An Open Letter to Cloudflare


Marco Curralejo
 

Cloudflare is a global network designed to make everything you connect to the Internet secure, private, fast, and reliable.

 

I use it on my router to connect to its dns which I find to be the fastest.

 

For instance, Google has a DNS of 8.8.8.8 whereas Cloud Flare is 1.1.1.1 and for me, it works flawlessly and is the fastest.

 

Hope this helps to explain somewhat what it is.

 

Marco

 

From: Tech4theblind@groups.io <Tech4theblind@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:12 AM
To: blind-techies@groups.io
Cc: Tech4theblind@groups.io; main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [Tech4theblind] FW: An Open Letter to Cloudflare

 

No  idea what this guy is talking about…

I’ve heard of cloud flare but couldn’t even tell you what that is.

Anyway, I’m sending this along in case anyone wants to help these guys out with whatever it is they are talking about.

 

John

 

 

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Hi John,

An Open Letter to Cloudflare

We never relish using public forums to call out companies guilty of leaving customers behind. In this case, our attempts at communication have gone unanswered. It’s not lack of awareness on their part; we alerted them eighteen months ago the service they were designing would not be accessible. The CEO reaffirmed his company’s mission, but as of today, the service they released is as inaccessible as we predicted.

Having exhausted other alternatives, I published an open letter to Cloudflare. Below is an excerpt of that letter for your awareness. If anyone cares to follow or contribute to a discussion thread on the subject, you can participate here.

Cloudflare’s inaccessible browser contradicts the company’s mission

An open letter to Matthew Prince, CEO, Cloudflare

by Matt Campbell
July 30, 2021

Mr. Prince:

About four months ago, Cloudflare launched Browser Isolation during Security Week, without ensuring that the product is accessible to blind people using screen readers. Now, four months later, this problem is still not solved. Cloudflare’s neglect of accessibility in this product raises a new barrier to employment for blind people as companies adopt this product to improve the security of their networks.

As I’m sure you recall, I first contacted you about this problem a year and a half ago, when Cloudflare first pre-announced the development of Browser Isolation, because I knew based on the technical description in that blog post that this product would be completely inaccessible with a screen reader unless the team specifically took steps to make it accessible. I even offered deep technical advice on how to make this product fully accessible, based on my expertise in accessibility and many years of experience as a developer of assistive technology. You were quick to respond back then, assuring me that the team was taking accessibility into account. In particular, you wrote the following, referring to your company’s mission: “Agree with you that it’s critical we not take a step backward as we’re working toward building a better Internet.”

Now, as your Impact Week draws to a close, I’m writing to remind you of what you told me last year. Throughout this week, Cloudflare has promoted many activities that contribute to its mission. There was even a blog post about Flarability, the employee resource group for disabled Cloudflare employees. But despite all of that, Cloudflare’s neglect of accessibility in the Browser Isolation product stands as a contradiction of the company’s mission....

Read Matt's entire letter in our blog post at Pneuma Solutions website

Sincerely,

Matt Campbell, Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder

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John Holcomb II
 

I’ve heard something about changing DNS could be better than using your providers DNS, but how is this possible?

I’ve heard of DNS but not even sure what that is either.

Thanks,

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marco Curralejo
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 11:34 AM
To: Tech4theblind@groups.io; blind-techies@groups.io
Cc: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [Tech4theblind] FW: An Open Letter to Cloudflare

 

Cloudflare is a global network designed to make everything you connect to the Internet secure, private, fast, and reliable.

 

I use it on my router to connect to its dns which I find to be the fastest.

 

For instance, Google has a DNS of 8.8.8.8 whereas Cloud Flare is 1.1.1.1 and for me, it works flawlessly and is the fastest.

 

Hope this helps to explain somewhat what it is.

 

Marco

 

From: Tech4theblind@groups.io <Tech4theblind@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:12 AM
To: blind-techies@groups.io
Cc: Tech4theblind@groups.io; main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [Tech4theblind] FW: An Open Letter to Cloudflare

 

No  idea what this guy is talking about…

I’ve heard of cloud flare but couldn’t even tell you what that is.

Anyway, I’m sending this along in case anyone wants to help these guys out with whatever it is they are talking about.

 

John

 

 

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Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 10:00 AM
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Hi John,

An Open Letter to Cloudflare

We never relish using public forums to call out companies guilty of leaving customers behind. In this case, our attempts at communication have gone unanswered. It’s not lack of awareness on their part; we alerted them eighteen months ago the service they were designing would not be accessible. The CEO reaffirmed his company’s mission, but as of today, the service they released is as inaccessible as we predicted.

Having exhausted other alternatives, I published an open letter to Cloudflare. Below is an excerpt of that letter for your awareness. If anyone cares to follow or contribute to a discussion thread on the subject, you can participate here.

Cloudflare’s inaccessible browser contradicts the company’s mission

An open letter to Matthew Prince, CEO, Cloudflare

by Matt Campbell
July 30, 2021

Mr. Prince:

About four months ago, Cloudflare launched Browser Isolation during Security Week, without ensuring that the product is accessible to blind people using screen readers. Now, four months later, this problem is still not solved. Cloudflare’s neglect of accessibility in this product raises a new barrier to employment for blind people as companies adopt this product to improve the security of their networks.

As I’m sure you recall, I first contacted you about this problem a year and a half ago, when Cloudflare first pre-announced the development of Browser Isolation, because I knew based on the technical description in that blog post that this product would be completely inaccessible with a screen reader unless the team specifically took steps to make it accessible. I even offered deep technical advice on how to make this product fully accessible, based on my expertise in accessibility and many years of experience as a developer of assistive technology. You were quick to respond back then, assuring me that the team was taking accessibility into account. In particular, you wrote the following, referring to your company’s mission: “Agree with you that it’s critical we not take a step backward as we’re working toward building a better Internet.”

Now, as your Impact Week draws to a close, I’m writing to remind you of what you told me last year. Throughout this week, Cloudflare has promoted many activities that contribute to its mission. There was even a blog post about Flarability, the employee resource group for disabled Cloudflare employees. But despite all of that, Cloudflare’s neglect of accessibility in the Browser Isolation product stands as a contradiction of the company’s mission....

Read Matt's entire letter in our blog post at Pneuma Solutions website

Sincerely,

Matt Campbell, Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder

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cloudflare is also a cdn that can be used in your website to make it
load faster as it provides cached content from nearest server to you

On 8/4/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
I’ve heard something about changing DNS could be better than using your
providers DNS, but how is this possible?

I’ve heard of DNS but not even sure what that is either.

Thanks,

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marco
Curralejo
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 11:34 AM
To: Tech4theblind@groups.io; blind-techies@groups.io
Cc: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [Tech4theblind] FW: An Open Letter to Cloudflare



Cloudflare is a global network designed to make everything you connect to
the Internet secure, private, fast, and reliable.



I use it on my router to connect to its dns which I find to be the fastest.



For instance, Google has a DNS of 8.8.8.8 whereas Cloud Flare is 1.1.1.1 and
for me, it works flawlessly and is the fastest.



Hope this helps to explain somewhat what it is.



Marco



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<Tech4theblind@groups.io <mailto:Tech4theblind@groups.io> > On Behalf Of
John Holcomb II
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:12 AM
To: blind-techies@groups.io <mailto:blind-techies@groups.io>
Cc: Tech4theblind@groups.io <mailto:Tech4theblind@groups.io> ;
main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [Tech4theblind] FW: An Open Letter to Cloudflare



No idea what this guy is talking about…

I’ve heard of cloud flare but couldn’t even tell you what that is.

Anyway, I’m sending this along in case anyone wants to help these guys out
with whatever it is they are talking about.



John





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Hi John,


An Open Letter to Cloudflare


We never relish using public forums to call out companies guilty of leaving
customers behind. In this case, our attempts at communication have gone
unanswered. It’s not lack of awareness on their part; we alerted them
eighteen months ago the service they were designing would not be accessible.
The CEO reaffirmed his company’s mission, but as of today, the service they
released is as inaccessible as we predicted.

Having exhausted other alternatives, I published an
<https://pneumasolutions.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3849385e7faed03ba2aca109&id=028e596af2&e=0cd8fad2e8>
open letter to
<https://pneumasolutions.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3849385e7faed03ba2aca109&id=83f7675e16&e=0cd8fad2e8>
Cloudflare. Below is an excerpt of that letter for your awareness. If anyone
cares to follow or contribute to a discussion thread on the subject, you can
<https://pneumasolutions.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3849385e7faed03ba2aca109&id=57cb9c3ed7&e=0cd8fad2e8>
participate here.


Cloudflare’s inaccessible browser contradicts the company’s mission


An open letter to Matthew Prince, CEO, Cloudflare

by
<https://pneumasolutions.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3849385e7faed03ba2aca109&id=53ad03e052&e=0cd8fad2e8>
Matt Campbell
July 30, 2021

Mr. Prince:

About four months ago, Cloudflare launched Browser Isolation during Security
Week, without ensuring that the product is accessible to blind people using
screen readers. Now, four months later, this problem is still not solved.
Cloudflare’s neglect of accessibility in this product raises a new barrier
to employment for blind people as companies adopt this product to improve
the security of their networks.

As I’m sure you recall, I first contacted you about this problem a year and
a half ago, when Cloudflare first pre-announced the development of Browser
Isolation, because I knew based on the technical description in that blog
post that this product would be completely inaccessible with a screen reader
unless the team specifically took steps to make it accessible. I even
offered deep technical advice on how to make this product fully accessible,
based on my expertise in accessibility and many years of experience as a
developer of assistive technology. You were quick to respond back then,
assuring me that the team was taking accessibility into account. In
particular, you wrote the following, referring to your company’s mission:
“Agree with you that it’s critical we not take a step backward as we’re
working toward building a better Internet.”

Now, as your Impact Week draws to a close, I’m writing to remind you of what
you told me last year. Throughout this week, Cloudflare has promoted many
activities that contribute to its mission. There was even a blog post about
Flarability, the employee resource group for disabled Cloudflare employees.
But despite all of that, Cloudflare’s neglect of accessibility in the
Browser Isolation product stands as a contradiction of the company’s
mission....

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Read Matt's entire letter in our blog post at Pneuma Solutions website.

Sincerely,

Matt Campbell, Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder

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Thanks guys for the explaination !
John

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Austin Pinto
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 9:20 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [Tech4theblind] FW: An Open Letter to Cloudflare

cloudflare is also a cdn that can be used in your website to make it load faster as it provides cached content from nearest server to you

On 8/4/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
I’ve heard something about changing DNS could be better than using
your providers DNS, but how is this possible?

I’ve heard of DNS but not even sure what that is either.

Thanks,

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Marco Curralejo
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 11:34 AM
To: Tech4theblind@groups.io; blind-techies@groups.io
Cc: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [Tech4theblind] FW: An Open Letter to
Cloudflare



Cloudflare is a global network designed to make everything you connect
to the Internet secure, private, fast, and reliable.



I use it on my router to connect to its dns which I find to be the fastest.



For instance, Google has a DNS of 8.8.8.8 whereas Cloud Flare is
1.1.1.1 and for me, it works flawlessly and is the fastest.



Hope this helps to explain somewhat what it is.



Marco



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Subject: [Tech4theblind] FW: An Open Letter to Cloudflare



No idea what this guy is talking about…

I’ve heard of cloud flare but couldn’t even tell you what that is.

Anyway, I’m sending this along in case anyone wants to help these guys
out with whatever it is they are talking about.



John





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Hi John,


An Open Letter to Cloudflare


We never relish using public forums to call out companies guilty of
leaving customers behind. In this case, our attempts at communication
have gone unanswered. It’s not lack of awareness on their part; we
alerted them eighteen months ago the service they were designing would not be accessible.
The CEO reaffirmed his company’s mission, but as of today, the service
they released is as inaccessible as we predicted.

Having exhausted other alternatives, I published an
<https://pneumasolutions.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3849385e7f
aed03ba2aca109&id=028e596af2&e=0cd8fad2e8>
open letter to
<https://pneumasolutions.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3849385e7f
aed03ba2aca109&id=83f7675e16&e=0cd8fad2e8>
Cloudflare. Below is an excerpt of that letter for your awareness. If
anyone cares to follow or contribute to a discussion thread on the
subject, you can
<https://pneumasolutions.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3849385e7f
aed03ba2aca109&id=57cb9c3ed7&e=0cd8fad2e8>
participate here.


Cloudflare’s inaccessible browser contradicts the company’s mission


An open letter to Matthew Prince, CEO, Cloudflare

by
<https://pneumasolutions.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3849385e7f
aed03ba2aca109&id=53ad03e052&e=0cd8fad2e8>
Matt Campbell
July 30, 2021

Mr. Prince:

About four months ago, Cloudflare launched Browser Isolation during
Security Week, without ensuring that the product is accessible to
blind people using screen readers. Now, four months later, this problem is still not solved.
Cloudflare’s neglect of accessibility in this product raises a new
barrier to employment for blind people as companies adopt this product
to improve the security of their networks.

As I’m sure you recall, I first contacted you about this problem a
year and a half ago, when Cloudflare first pre-announced the
development of Browser Isolation, because I knew based on the
technical description in that blog post that this product would be
completely inaccessible with a screen reader unless the team
specifically took steps to make it accessible. I even offered deep
technical advice on how to make this product fully accessible, based
on my expertise in accessibility and many years of experience as a
developer of assistive technology. You were quick to respond back
then, assuring me that the team was taking accessibility into account. In particular, you wrote the following, referring to your company’s mission:
“Agree with you that it’s critical we not take a step backward as
we’re working toward building a better Internet.”

Now, as your Impact Week draws to a close, I’m writing to remind you
of what you told me last year. Throughout this week, Cloudflare has
promoted many activities that contribute to its mission. There was
even a blog post about Flarability, the employee resource group for disabled Cloudflare employees.
But despite all of that, Cloudflare’s neglect of accessibility in the
Browser Isolation product stands as a contradiction of the company’s
mission....

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Matt Campbell, Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder

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