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Re: please help correct a problem?

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 12:58:37 -0500
Message-ID: <37FE30CD.BB2EAB46@clark.net>
To: "Waddell, Cynthia" <cynthia.waddell@ci.sj.ca.us>
CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, EASI@maelstrom.STJOHNS.EDU
Thanks.  I have forwarded this to the university but not to the higher
ups.  I am interested in bringing the right parties together to go
over the technical feasibility first and that meeting would hopefully
compries parties who could explain the process needed to fix the
problem and the entities empowered to make the decision to correct the
problem.  The outcome of that meeting would determine next steps.
I am not an advocate in that sense, rather a fascilitator of change. 
I will have to withdraw from the process if it reaches the advocacy
process because it will be out of my ability to handle.

I see this is as a technology issue that needs clarification and
clearing up at this point.
"Waddell, Cynthia" wrote:
> 
> Mr. Poehlman-
> Have you given them the information about the California requirements for
> Long Distance Learning?  The OCR resolution is requiring accessibility and I
> expect this will have a growing impact nationally.
> 
> The Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges is requiring
> compliance with the WAI Accessibility Guidelines and is quoted as follows:
> 
> "It is required that all California community college instructional Web
> sites created or substantially modified after adoption of these guidelines
> [WAI Accessibility Guidelines] be Priority l compliant.  It is strongly
> recommended that all California community college instructional Web sites
> created or substantially modified after adoption of these guidelines be
> Priority 2 compliant."
> 
> This quote is found on page 16 of "Distance Education:  Access Guidelines
> for Students with Disabilities August 1999" found at
> http://www.HTCTU.FHDA.EDU/dlguidelines/final%20dl%20guidelines.htm
> 
> Cynthia D. Waddell
> 
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> Cynthia D. Waddell
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> City Manager Department
> City of San Jose, CA USA
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> ---------------------------------------------------
> Cynthia D. Waddell
> ADA Coordinator
> City Manager Department
> City of San Jose, CA USA
> 801 North First Street, Room 460
> San Jose, CA  95110-1704
> (408)277-4034
> (408)971-0134 TTY
> (408)277-3885 FAX
> http://www.rit.edu/~easi/webcast/cynthia.htm
> http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/access/waddell.htm
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman@clark.net]
> Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 6:55 AM
> To: WAI Interest Group; EASI@maelstrom.STJOHNS.EDU
> Subject: please help correct a problem?
> 
> I've run into a problem with a piece of distance learning software
> that seems to be poorly written and only allows netscape and is poor
> at that.  In adition to that, it is fed by rtf and pdf the latter I
> think is mostly handwritten and the powers are not heeding our
> requests for correction.  The software could be fixed but the problem
> is not considered to be real I guess because we aren't doctors or
> lawyers.  One of us is a student, then there is me and one other who
> have a fairly good back ground in access technology issues.  The
> powers are the university and the rehab system.
> Mr. Cooms or Judi, If you are seeing this, could you help us figure
> out how to convince them that there is a correctible problem?  we have
> documented the issues and presented them and have gotten not just no
> response, but flat out chewed out.
> Thanks!
> 
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