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RE: New Draft

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 16:04:57 -0800
Message-ID: <BB61526CDE70D2119D0F00805FBECA2F55705A@RED-MSG-55>
To: "'love26@gorge.net'" <love26@gorge.net>, w3c-wai-au@w3.org
<<
Has Chuck Opperman showed them to anybody on the FrontPage, etc. teams?
>>

I am reviewing the material on behalf of all the HTML generators at
Microsoft, including FrontPage.  That product team is well aware of
accessible design principles and I meet with them regularly about the
accessibility of the product and the content it creates.  The next version,
FrontPage 2000, already available in beta, shows improvements in key areas
of the HTML generated.

Please let me know if you have any concerns about the accessibility of any
Microsoft product.

Charles Oppermann
Program Manager, Accessibility and Disabilities Group, Microsoft Corporation
mailto:chuckop@microsoft.com  http://www.microsoft.com/enable/
"A computer on every desk and in every home, usable by everyone!"

-----Original Message-----
From: love26@gorge.net [mailto:love26@gorge.net]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 12:24 PM
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: New Draft


As the GL and AU documents have evolved they seem more utile.  Their
utility, however must be judged by their audience, which most of us are
not.  Are we getting more potential users of them into our fold?  Has
Chuck Opperman showed them to anybody on the FrontPage, etc. teams?  Did
Loren ask others at SoftQuad for comments?  Did T.V. Raman bring them to
the attention of Adobe (who just acquired a major toolworks)?  Have the
CAST people been brought to bear on the relationship between Bobby and
the website generators?  Etc., etc.?

For me, specific comments would be completely vain but it is clear that
the main points are included and there is a nice "intelligence" about
the entire undertaking, but will the dogs eat it?
-- 
Love.
            ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
http://dicomp.pair.com
Received on Tuesday, 5 January 1999 19:05:00 GMT

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