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Fwd: AOL sued over accessibility

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 11:49:12 -0800
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From the HWG-Business list.  I hadn't heard about this here yet...

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>From: Rachel Hartman <rhartman@io.com>
>Subject: Fwd: AOL sued over accessibility
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>A few weeks ago we had a thread on accessibility.  Today I was forwarded 
>this by a friend of mine.
>>excerpts from November 4, 1999 New York Times:
>>"Lawsuit Says AOL Shuts Out the Blind"
>>"In a test of the idea that virtual spaces must by law be readily  accessible
>>to people with disabilities, a major organization  representing the blind
>>filed suit against America Online Inc. on Thursday,  saying that its online
>>service is almost impossible for blind people to use."
>[major snippage]
>>Entire story can be viewed at:
>Definitely something to think about.
>Rachel R. Hartman, Co-Owner
>Hartman WebWrights - http://www.hww.com (512) 989-7844
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Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
President, Governing Board Member
HTML Writers Guild <URL:http://www.hwg.org>
Director, Accessible Web Authoring Resources and Education Center
Received on Thursday, 4 November 1999 14:57:03 UTC

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