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

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 10:44:48 -0400
Message-ID: <01BEC21F.1F7CCD40.bbailey@clark.net>
To: "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn@idyllmtn.com>, "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I could not get directly to this link (with IE nor Lynx) when I first 
tried.  Navigator had no problems though!

If you have trouble, try following the link for "Technology" from their 
home page.  This is URL:
http://www.msnbc.com/news/TECH_Front.asp?a
And then scroll down to the "Technology and Society" group where "Internet 
offers freedom to disabled" is the first article.  Even going this way, I 
could not get Lynx to bring up the article!

Good luck with linking to this one Kynn!

On Monday, June 28, 1999 6:02 PM, Kynn Bartlett [SMTP:kynn@idyllmtn.com] 
wrote:
>
> 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.
Received on Tuesday, 29 June 1999 11:03:02 GMT

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