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RE: Single Browser Intranets (was: Web Accessibility Myths)

From: Jamie Fox <jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 10:32:47 -0400
Message-ID: <01BF1ED4.4876ABA0.jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
To: "'Ann Navarro'" <ann@webgeek.com>, Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>, Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Cc: "charles@w3.org" <charles@w3.org>, "phoenixl@netcom.com" <phoenixl@netcom.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I think personal expense usually isn't an issue for work provided computers 
and software.  Keep in mind we're discussing the limited instance of a 
company intranet here.

Second, to answer Kynn Bartlett, a company may demand employees learn new 
software or develop new skills.  It seems to me that the disabled are 
generally capable of doing new things and grasping new technologies.  This 
of course falls apart when applied to educational and other non-work 
environments however it applies to our intranet instance.

-Jamie Fox

-----Original Message-----
From:	Ann Navarro [SMTP:ann@webgeek.com]
Sent:	Monday, October 25, 1999 9:28 AM
To:	Kynn Bartlett; Scott Luebking
Cc:	charles@w3.org; phoenixl@netcom.com; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject:	Re: Single Browser Intranets (was: Web Accessibility Myths)

At 09:51 PM 10/24/99 -0700, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

>What about non-blind people who refuse to learn IE5 and Windows, and will 
only use lynx?
>(I'm not being facetious -- I think that's an important question to
>ask here.)

Or can't afford JAWS, what was it, $800 or so?


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