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RE: AOL sued over accessibility

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 17:27:55 -0500
Message-ID: <01BF26ED.EA3F8800.bbailey@clark.net>
To: "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
For a direct URL try:
http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/11/cyber/articles/04blind.html
or
http://search.nytimes.com/search/daily/bin/fastweb?getdoc+site+iib-site+  
84+0+wAAA+AOL

You may have to join to get in.  From what I can tell (which does not 
include, God forbid, going to a newsstand), this story did not make the 
print version of the NY Times.

Just to mean, one COULD complain that the NFB do themselves NOT model good 
use of ALT text!

On Thursday, November 04, 1999 2:49 PM, Kynn Bartlett 
[SMTP:kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com] wrote:
> >From the HWG-Business list.  I hadn't heard about this here yet...
>
>>>excerpts from November 4, 1999 New York Times:
>>>"Lawsuit Says AOL Shuts Out the Blind"
>>>By PAMELA MENDELS
>>>
>>>"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:
>>>http://www.nytimes.com/
> Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
Received on Thursday, 4 November 1999 17:57:04 GMT

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