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Re: Can ADA be counterproductive (was Re: Legal leg to stand on?)

From: Mike Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 08:57:34 -0500
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To: "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I wonder,

how many of you who rail against the ADA actually have a disability?  How
many of you are unemployed because you are disabled?  How many of you are
denigrated and looked down upon?  How many of you face condescending people
who tell you it is amazing that you can do what you do?  How many of you are
disabled and have any understanding of what most people with disabilities
face in their everyday lives?  How many of you ever experienced not being
able to find an accessible restroom?

Sincerely,

Mike Burks
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: 'WAI Interest Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 8:37 AM
Subject: Can ADA be counterproductive (was Re: Legal leg to stand on?)


>
>Kynn Bartlett said:
>
>
>> My _guess_ is that you won't be able to use this approach on them.
>> I would suspect that an economic motive would work better rather
>> than a legal one
>
>Kynn's comments (which I'd agree with - especially as the ADA is not
>relevant to most of the world!) reminds me that I've heard rumours that
some
>websites have been removed, rather than made accessible, when threatened
>with the ADA.  Can anyone confirm this?
>
>Thanks
>
>Brian Kelly
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