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Re: Why CSS On Older Browsers Is Broken

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 15:36:31 -0700
Message-Id: <5.0.0.25.2.20000929152658.00a86180@mail.gorge.net>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>, Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: WAI Guidelines List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 06:59 PM 9/29/00 -0700, Anne Pemberton wrote:
>Why isn't multi-media the solution instead of the problem?

Why do people insist that WCAG regards multimedia as "the problem"? Without 
once again going through the laborious exercise of citing all the cites I 
can assure you that so far as I can determine there is absolutely no 
intention or even indication of a bias against multimedia presentations 
regarding any supposedly adverse effects on accessibility.

The "accusatory" tone of Anne's quote above seems to hound us endlessly.

WE ARE NOT AGAINST MULTIMEDIA.

MULTIMEDIA IS NOT THE ENEMY OF ACCESSIBILITY.

Excuse me for shouting, but I'm tired of being bum-rapped on this issue. 
Bad enough when it's journalists' sound bites but when people close to the 
undertaking have (and spread) that misconception, it's frustrating. W3C had 
a major part in developing SMIL, e.g. I could go on but...

--
Love.
                 ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
Received on Friday, 29 September 2000 18:38:05 GMT

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