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Re: education

From: <Lovey@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 15:22:11 EDT
Message-ID: <af28a018.35d1eb64@aol.com>
To: jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov, w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
In a message dated 8/12/98 1:52:00 PM, jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov wrote:
<<A well designed flyer sent to design houses might 
be a worth while endeavor along with an advertising campaign to spread the 
word. >>

Has there ever been any legal action taken against a website for non-
compliance with ADA in the US?
I have been writing to the tech support at sites I visit (a recent was ABC's
website - ghastly!) I have not rec'd many replies - mostly auto generated
"We'll get back to you " or "we'll bring this to the attention of our
Engineers".
	A grassroots approach can be effective as well. Below is the reply I rec'd
from Bare Bones makers of BBEdit - not a great response - but a prompt and
positive one nonetheless:

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In a message dated 8/12/98 1:22:53 PM, Christian Smith wrote:

Date: 	Wednesday, August 12, 1998 1:22:53 PM
From: 	support@barebones.com
Subj: 	 Re: Accessibility
To: 	Lovey@aol.com

From:	support@barebones.com (BBSW Tech Support)
To:	Lovey@aol.com (Lovey@aol.com)

> Greetings,
>   I am disabled and I use BBEdit - I love it. Yet... I am concerned. Will
> future versions of BBEdit be HTML 4.0 compliant and have additional tools
for
> meeting accessibility standards such as D-Links, LABEL, LONGDESC and TITLE
> attributes? Your website is not 4.0 compliant and does not meet
accessibility
> standards ( ref: www.cast.org).
>   I am hoping Bare Bones will take this issue under consideration and make
it
> easier to produce websites that are handicaped and disAbled friendly. It
would
> be a sensational first for an HTML editor and for Macs. Thank you in advance
> for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.
> Kindest regards,
> Lovey K.

Lovey (I feel like Thurston Howel), thanks for writing in.  BBEdit will be
gaining new tools i a future release which will provide support for HTML
4.0.  As for accessibility standards, I will log this as a feature request. 
There are going to be a number of new tools in the next release which should
actually make it easier to support developing such web sites. 

Christian Smith  /  Senior Technical Support Specialist
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Bare Bones Software, Inc.                          support@barebones.com
P.O. Box 1048, Bedford, MA 01730-1048           http://www.barebones.com

"...there is no longer a direct correspondence between the appearance of
Mac OS interface elements and their behavior."  -  MacOS 8 HI Guidelines
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Received on Wednesday, 12 August 1998 15:22:18 GMT

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