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From: William Loughborough <wloughborough@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:09:20 -0700
Message-ID: <1e3451610908311109s62ecfd25m4a470eed248feb27@mail.gmail.com>
To: jackalmage@gmail.com
Cc: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org
Tab wrote:

"None of this affects the basic premise that, in general, authors won't do a
thing about it if it doesn't offer them tangible benefits in visual
rendering or mouse-based interaction."

"Authors(1990) are NOT Authors(2010)" and the lack of "affect" has markedly
changed in this regard and will continue to change BECAUSE we continue to
educate them to such things as how the experience of being faced with
inaccessibility "feels".

A very frequent revelation for one over the years is how one gets changed by
begetting a blind child or meeting and being befriended by a quadriplegic
colleague. These things ARE changing and that's why it's important not only
to continue to try (however futilely) to automate these efforts, but to
raise this consciousness. There really are moments of epiphany when you just
"get it" and are moved from "lazy" author who just doesn't give a shit to an
advocate who joins those on the soap boxes.

Received on Monday, 31 August 2009 18:10:02 UTC

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