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FW: NewsWatch: MSNBC: Internet offers freedom to disabled, cr eates equal opportunities, access

From: Turner, Jeff <jturner@jhancock.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 15:36:02 -0400
Message-ID: <2799AA5F75B0D211BEB30008C7B988E768B8AD@exchange15.jhancock.com>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I reached the site using the suggested method below, but after using the
reformatting option of the  Jaws screen reader, IE 4.01 reported that an
error had occurred in line 476, and that the object or property was not
supported when I pressed page down to read the second page.  I don't know if
the site or screen reader caused the problem.

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Bruce Bailey [SMTP:bbailey@clark.net]
	Sent:	Tuesday, June 29, 1999 10:45 AM
	To:	'Kynn Bartlett'; 'Web Accessibility Initiative'
	Subject:	RE: NewsWatch:  MSNBC:  Internet offers freedom to
disabled,   creates equal opportunities, access

	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 15:36:55 GMT

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