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Re: Guide to Guidelines

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 16:02:38 -0700
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To: A.Flavell@physics.gla.ac.uk
Cc: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>, WAI Guidelines List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 04:00 PM 9/12/2000 , Alan J. Flavell wrote:
>One recurring theme of my interactions with other web authors is their
>apparent deeply-held belief that by asking for accessibility, we want
>to forbid them to include colour, movement or any other kind of media,
>and boil everything down to black text-only on a mid-grey background.
>I really have no idea where this silly belief comes from, but my
>observation is that it is amazingly widespread, and deeply ingrained.

I think it's perpetuated by the old "text only pages" which were
presented as "how to make web pages accessible."

For more on myths related to web accessibility, see:



Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                    http://kynn.com/
Director of Accessibility, Edapta               http://www.edapta.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet   http://www.idyllmtn.com/
AWARE Center Director                      http://www.awarecenter.org/
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