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Re: Scott's Hypothetical Intranet

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 19:08:24 -0500
Message-ID: <381793F8.E793A993@clark.net>
To: Wayne Crotts <wcrotts@arches.uga.edu>
CC: WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I like the acceptions to the rule idea.  and under the terms you
outline I agree, jfw and msie5 would be acceptable.
Wayne Crotts wrote:
> pardon me, but I don't think anyone said one could learn JAWS and MSIE in
> one fell swoop.
> You are creating a straw doll and then congratulating yourself for smashing
> him up (forgive me for being so harsh here).
> Yes, computer support-wise, to leave out training for any approved/mandated
> software would be ludicrous.  (Yes, I know horrible anecdotes will pour
> forth saying this happens all the time.  However, my point is not saying
> that bad computer support or inaccessibility does or does not occur -- only
> that approved/mandated software does not equate to inaccessibility.)
> However, I don't find it unreasonable for a company to establish a JAWS/MSIE
> software combo as supported software and then provide training/support for
> any user who would need to use JAWS and MSIE.
> Once again, I realize there are exceptions to the rule, and there may be a
> legitimate need for the employee to use an alternative -- and we could
> discuss these hypotheticals all day and go round in circles.  Good policies
> incorporate exceptions to the rule.  From a computer support issue, it is
> much easier to provide support to the exceptions to the rule than to have a
> wide open standing policy where everything is allowed.
> Once again, I fear we are confusing matters by attempting to mandate the
> allocation of resources and not the outcome of the overall policy, which
> should be that an accessible environment be present.
> Wayne
> Wayne Crotts
> Information/Systems
> Institute on Human Development and Disability
> A University Affiliated Program
> The University of Georgia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Be
> aloha, kynn!
> one cannot just sit down and quote learn JAWS unquote and MSIE in one fell
> swoop and expect to be proficient with both...

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