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

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 18:35:26 -0500
Message-ID: <3814E93E.D75FA0B8@clark.net>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
CC: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>, WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
let's take this to a higher and clearer position?  What we are
actually supposing is that the cell phone belongs to the company and
the users are tapping in or wanting to as part of their work as
Kynn Bartlett wrote:
> At 05:09 PM 10/24/1999 , Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
> >when executives from a company want to interface with their corporation's
> >intranet via their cell phones, what are that company's IT people going to tell
> >the people who sign their paychecks [...]
> Gregory, they're going to tell them "I'm sorry, you can't use
> your cell phone to access the Intranet" and the executives, not
> knowing much about interoperability will shrug and say "okay."
> This is the real world; in the real world, average people (who are
> _not_ the people on this list -- we are the cult of interoperability
> here, so if you would scream and fuss about it, you are NOT
> representative of the company execs!) understand that they may have
> to use a particular program, installed on all their computers and
> supported by the IT folks, in order to do a certain task.  They may
> have to save their files in Word 97 format for everyone else to be
> able to understand, and these average people accept that.
> Assuming that the chosen technology supports access for disabled
> users (there are solutions for both of the "major browsers"), there
> is no accessibility issue there.  There may be an INTEROPERABILITY
> issue, but that is a business decision of the company and in many
> cases interoperability _costs_.
> --
> Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
> President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
> AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/

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