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Re: Comments on IRC log

From: Cindy Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:35:03 -0400
Message-ID: <dbdb69c90707261435g232ebdf1lb20554215b76f230@mail.gmail.com>
To: joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie
Cc: foliot@wats.ca, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html@w3.org

Hi, All..

Someone somewhere said........

On 7/26/07, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie> wrote:
>
> > > # # [15:01] <Dashiva> This is orthogonal to fallback/alt content for
> images, though
> > > # # [15:05] <Lachy> oh well, the legal stick of accessibility has
> been waived again :-/
> > > # # [15:05] <Lachy> why is it that when accessibility advocates
> can't come up with a rational argument, they always fall back to the
> legal stick?
> > > # # [15:08] <Dashiva> Well, maybe they realize there are no carrots
> available?
> > > # # [15:25] <mpt> If the Web had smell-o-vision, would accessibility
> advocates fight for longdescs of odors on behalf of those with no sense
> of smell?
> > > # # [15:27] <Lachy> A perfume site that made use of smell-o-vision
> would probably provide a description of the smell anyway for all users,
> so they can know what it's like before sampling.
>
> This section is frankly kind of amazing. In several fell swoops the
> entire efforts of the accessibility people on the list are dismissed as
> almost Pavlovian responses and then an absurd dialogue about
> smell-o-vision ensues. This is trivializing the efforts of people here
> who are concerned about the needs of people with disabilities.

More amazing to these fingertips is that this became publicly
disclosed, surfaced today, July 26, 2007, the 17th Anniversary of the
ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act..

Obviously a long, long way to go before those who seek universal
access for *ALL* are not publicly ridiculed by others..

Peace and best wishes..

Cindy Sue

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