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Re: [Fwd: Is your Internet Site legal?]

From: SlimeMold(tm) Technologies <brdotwn@oro.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 16:11:07 +0000
Message-Id: <199803310014.QAA28686@Au.oro.net>
To: "kynn bartlett" <kynn.bartlett@cgu.edu>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I'm not impressed with organizations that use fear and uncertainty to 
sell their services. I am in the process of developing a network of 
webmasters that will help run accessibility tests on websites for 
free. Working with school computer classes and sympathetic 
fellow webmasters we should be able to test, give advice, and a bit 
of consulting free of charge. 

We believe it is enough to ask other webmasters to make the small 
adjustments and in some cases sacrifices to make their websights more 
accessible. But then to shear these good hearted sheep of $100 is 
not right. Either you are in this to help, or it's just another scam.

I agree with Kynn. I don't do business with spammers. And if you do 
happen to know of someone that needs such services, maybe together we 
can supply the services free.

Claude Needham

> I got this today, at my Claremont Graduate University webmaster
> address.  It's spam, but on the other hand, it's somewhat 
> interesting spam -- I'd never do any business with _these_ people
> though, because (a) I don't need their services, and (b) I don't
> do business with spammers.
> Anyone have any thoughts on this, though?  Anyone have dealings
> with this company?
> It's always difficult to know how to deal with companies that
> support one thing I believe in (e.g., accessibility), but seem to
> use methods I vehemently _don't_ agree with (random emailing of
> unsolicited email advertisements).
> (And, of course I worry that by passing this on here, I may be
> giving spammers greater visibility...oh well...)
> --Kynn
> info@betteraccess.com wrote:
> > 
> > Is your Internet Site legal?
> > 
> > Is your Internet Site in compliance with the 1992 Americans with 
> > Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
> > (Public Law 99-506, Section 508) and/or the Telecommunications
> > Accessibility Enhancement Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-542)?
> > 
> > For a guaranteed analysis of your Internet Site accessibility
> > (fee $100.00) contact http://betteraccess.com
> > 
> > If you wish to be removed from this mailing list simply reply
> > to info@betteraccess.com with the word REMOVE in the subject line.
> > If you would like to know more about increasing the number of
> > visitors to your site, simply reply to info@betteraccess.com
> > with the word INFO in the subject or body of the message. 
> > Thank you for your time and consideration Dr. David Udy,
> > President, Better Access.
> --
> Kynn Bartlett <kynn.bartlett@cgu.edu>
> Web Communications Manager, Claremont Graduate University
**** The views/opinions expressed here are not 
**** necessarily my own. But I don't know whom  
**** else to blame.                               
**** http://www.fairgame.org/
Received on Monday, 30 March 1998 19:14:40 UTC

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