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Re: accessible listserves

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 10:40:34 -0400 (EDT)
To: Nancy Massey <massey@masseynet.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9905151039120.4687-100000@tux.w3.org>
there are a number of free, open-source, relatively simple list server
packages for Unix, which is what most webservers run. Best bet is to talk to
your ISP - most very small ISPs offer this service for nothing.

Charles

On Fri, 14 May 1999, Nancy Massey wrote:

  A while back someone made a post and referred to a list that is served by
  ONEList
  <http://www.onelist.com/>.
  
  When a client of mine, a large organization for people with disabilities,
  told me that they were going to use this service to establish a listserv, I
  was concerned. When I ran the site  through Bobby it failed - not a
  surprise there as so many do. With a little work it could pass the test,
  but that is not my question here.
  
  The concern I have for my client is that as a large visible organization
  for people with disabilities that they are in a position to be leaders and
  set standards. It would seem to be that associating with a list service
  that is not accessible and promoting the inaccessible service with every
  email that is sent - because ONEList inserts advertising much like Juno
  does - is not in the best interest of the organization or to the disability
  community.
  
  I would appreciate any thoughts or comments on this issue and any
  suggestions for free or low cost list servers that are accessible.
  
  thanks in advance,
  -Nancy
  

--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
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