W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > April to June 1999

Wired story about 508 Compliance

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 12:36:52 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19990507123652.0178bec0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/19556.html

Another example of sloppy reporting on this issue, especially
when they quote ignorant web developers -- who obviously haven't
been to http://aware.hwg.org/ -- who say that making a site
accessible will "double" the time necessary to make a web
site.

Utter bull$#!+.

They also promote the fallacy that web accessibility is about
restricting everyone to a lowest common denominator and disallowing
new innovations; also a complete fabrication.

Why, o why, when they interview "web designers", do they always
choose the ones who know NOTHING about what they're talking about?
I mean, would it REALLY be that hard for them to ask someone who
actually understands the issues?

--Kynn

--
Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                   http://www.kynn.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
Become AWARE of Web Accessibility!                  http://aware.hwg.org/
Dan Shafer likes AWARE, so will you!          http://www.kynn.com/+shafer
Next Trip:  Toronto, Canada (13 May-17 May)              http://www8.org/
Received on Friday, 7 May 1999 15:51:29 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:13:43 GMT