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Re: Insight from Web Experts?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 18:22:41 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Charles F. Munat" <charles@munat.com>
cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9908071816171.16228-100000@tux.w3.org>
Charles (and anyone else),

The WAI Education and Outreach Group promotes the WCAG, and also provides
supplementary materials such as a quick tips card, (more of a handy reminder
than anything else - 10 ideas for improving accesibility of sites, printed on
a business card) and a set of tutorial slides showing how to use the

I agree that the level of awareness in "Experts" is lower than desirable,
especially given the fact that many of the requirements of accessible design
are also simple requirements of good quality design.

In terms of what you can do beyond personal email I would suggest you get
involved in the Education and Outreach group. Other helpful things include
finding (or making) sites which do comply, to demonstrate how it isn't really
difficult in most cases.

If I locate the article I mentioned online I will definitely post the


Charles McCN

On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Charles F. Munat wrote:

  My point was more the sheer number of people reached by the newsletter in
  question (it is put out by the Web Site Garage), rather than the severity of
  the recommendations. In my opinion, "experts" should know better.
  With that in mind, perhaps you can tell me where I can learn what the W3C is
  doing to promote the WCAGuidelines. Is there a proactive program for
  reaching important groups like the Web Site Garage, or is it more a matter
  of them finding the guidelines on their own? Is there anything I can do
  (beyond emailing authors with whom I disagree)?
  Thanks for your response,
  Charles Munat
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