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NewsWatch: MSNBC: Internet offers freedom to disabled, creates equal opportunities, access

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 15:01:42 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19990628145652.016c1010@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

June 24 — Frederick Allan Fay calls the Internet "the most
empowering tool of my lifetime." One of the country's leading
disability-rights activists, Mr. Fay, 54 years old, spends
almost all of his time confined to a motorized bed.

Story continues at:  http://www.msnbc.com/news/283365.asp

Links to:

 Justice For All E-Mail Network site
 Cleveland Signstage Theatre site
 United States Quad Rugby Association site
 AbleNet Foundation site
 National Alliance for the Disabled site
 World Wide Community for the Disabled

No particular mention of web accessibility issues or the WAI;
it does state "While the ADA guarantees equal opportunities in
the workplace and access to public spaces, cyberspace is a
realm where few special accommodations need to be made."

(Which is half true and half not, in my opinion.)

Will be adding this to the AWARE Center media tracking page soon.

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                   http://www.kynn.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
Catch the Web Accessibility Meme!                   http://aware.hwg.org/
Next Online Course starts August 2         http://www.kynn.com/+nextclass
Received on Monday, 28 June 1999 18:26:20 UTC

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