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Re: context?

From: Mike Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 00:18:59 -0500
Message-ID: <000601be0f8e$4b8606c0$7840450c@oemcomputer>
To: "tom mcCain" <tmccain@butler.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Well Said!


Mike Burks
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom McCain <tmccain@butler.edu>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date: Saturday, November 14, 1998 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: context?

>We need mandated accessibility - and as much noise as possible - to get
>compliance moving and to make compliance high profile enough that the
>average web author becomes aware of it. More than that, mandated
>accessibility is necessary just because there are still lots of bathrooms
>that aren't accessible, no matter what the sign says.
>We need education to get the average web author to make a genuine effort
>to create accessible web pages. That author does not and will not use HTML
>coding but _can_ learn that accessibility is relatively easy (even
>challenging), accessibility can include bells and whistles, and
>accessibility just happens to be darn good online design.
>We need people in lots of places to sift the thick language of
>accessibility guidelines into understandable methods that the average web
>author will use. When we can help clean up our corner of the world, _that_
>is positive energy well spent.
>I think the average person reading what Ted said just might have gotten
>part of the positive message that needs to get out: Accessibility _can_ be
>- tom
>tom mcCain, Butler University, Indianapolis USA
>Work phone: 317 940-8138
>Email address: tmccain@butler.edu
>Web addresses: http://trevor.butler.edu/~tmccain
>               http://www.crittur.com
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