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

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:03:38 -0500 (EST)
To: "SlimeMold(tm) Technologies" <brdotwn@oro.net>
cc: kynn bartlett <kynn.bartlett@cgu.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980330200157.2483A-100000@shell.clark.net>
hmmmm, what guarantee do they provide for my money.  I'm almost tempted to
pay them 100 dollars just to shoot them down.  No folks.  there are lots
of us out here who'll do this for you for nada.
and anyway, a bit of work on your own can go a long way.  as far as the
laws they name, things are nebulous at best.
carry a big stick if you must, but know how to use it.


On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, SlimeMold(tm) Technologies wrote:

> 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
> > 
> > 
> -----brdotwn@oro.net
> **** The views/opinions expressed here are not 
> **** necessarily my own. But I don't know whom  
> **** else to blame.                               
> **** http://www.fairgame.org/
> 

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