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Re: Conformance-logos

From: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 19:26:09 +0100
Message-ID: <00bc01c3ee71$067434e0$1d197e50@ineke>
To: "Eric Velleman" <E.Velleman@bartimeus.nl>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hello Eric,

Thanks for your mail.

You wrote:
>Using the A, AA or AAA logo means more than just being accessible to
>people with visual disabilities. It is also more accessible to
everybody
>else and to people with other disabilities.

Of course I know what the logos really mean. But not most persons
outside the accessibilityscene and these are still always more than in
it.

Writing such a text below the logo opens a door for  much other
(commercial)  slogans. I even can write below it "accessible for people
who can use the mouce with their left hand" or 'accessible for people
who can use a keyboard" I think that this, just like misguiding
advertisement must be forbidden.

I never talk about accessibility is a business case, but always about
accessibility must be as usual as bread. Simply because everybody has
the right to visit a site to get the information/products she/he wants.

The Canadian magazine Adbusters has a  very nice action: "know the
media, change the media, be the media." This is also very valid for the
internet and an accessible site makes it  certainly more true.

Greetings
Ineke
Received on Sunday, 8 February 2004 13:16:40 UTC

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