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Re: Macs, anyone?

From: Colin F Reynolds <colin@the-net-effect.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 10:11:39 +0100
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
In article <3be0de4a.35d1d7ab@aol.com>, Lovey@aol.com writes
>HTML
>is easy.

I disagree entirely. HTML is not "easy", because it requires more than a
flair for graphic design and the ability to use a WYSINWOG HTML editor.
An appreciation of basic HCI issues is equally important to the
construction of useful pages for the WWW.

>       Personaly I feel many of the websites we are seeing today are attempting 
>to
>duplicate television!

You're not the first to spot the Web's slow transition towards "CheapTV"
:(

>       But MACs are out there en mass and are the tool of the trade for Graphic
>Artists and designers come HTML Authors. 
>       Accessibility immediately throws out a red flag - not with concern about 
>the
>thousands that are not able to access a site, nor concern of non-compliance
>with Disability Rights Laws- but in time and $$.
>       Yet the first and formost obstacle is education, getting the message out 
>loud
>and clear - not to the disabled and handicapped - but to the able bodied HTML
>authors whom are not aware of this very important issue.

... but will they listen?

Best Wishes
-- 
Colin Reynolds, The Net Effect (World Wide) Ltd
http://www.the-net-effect.com/
Tel: +44 (0)1246 450 901
Fax: +44 (0)1246 450 902
Received on Thursday, 13 August 1998 07:50:07 GMT

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