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Fw: QED & Marshall McLuhan

From: jonathan chetwynd <jonathan@signbrowser.free-online.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 15:17:50 +0100
Message-ID: <003c01beb0f1$56c04280$cc7338d4@omnibook1>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I am forwarding this to the forum, as an example of the lack of feeling and
sympathy present.

please consider how you would feel, excluded from most common activities,
including the www, and finding a job.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
To: jonathan chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Sent: Monday, June 07, 1999 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: QED & Marshall McLuhan

> the subject of this message does not speak to me.  his message and
> theory where quite flawed.  the snippette below speaks not to me
> either.  It looks like bad english.  I know you have good intent.  I
> know there is lots of work that needs doing in this area.  I also know
> that the goals of the wai are quite clear but perhaps we should
> simplefy them in the introduction a bit.  There are many barriers that
> can cause the web to be inaccessible state the goals.  they all
> involve in this context access to the information.  what you discuss
> here and I am not against working toward it but you have to understand
> that it is fundamentally different is that these people can access the
> information, they just have a problem dealing with what to do with it
> or how to interact with it.  I've been trying for months to fiure out
> why your situation does not fit into our picture of access.  I am not
> trying to gun anyone down here but I believe that this should be taken
> up with the w3 as a separate issue so as not to make things too
> confusing for all of us.  I say again, as long as your site is html
> 4.0 complient, if you know your audience, construct it for that
> audience.  I won't be there.  I don't have an answer for your
> situation but I do know that it appears to me that if sites are
> constructed in the way you wish them to me, I'll be further back than
> square one as far as employability is concerned and I'd have to come
> to you to pay my rent.
> > Our site www.peepo.com is a drive thru.
> > When you see a link of interest, click on it.
> > Move the mouse to slow down.
> > It is a graphical aid to browsing the www.
> > We value your comments.
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Received on Monday, 7 June 1999 10:28:42 UTC

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