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RE: Web Authoring Tools that are Both Accessible and Produce Accessible Content

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 09:04:21 -0400
To: "Kelly Ford" <kford@teleport.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000901bfb9b7$17741320$53fe330a@msde>
Tell it like it is my man!

> So how many years have we been hearing that Adobe is committed to
> accessibility now?  Sorry folks but we should be seeing results from this
> company not more talk that's likely as not devoted to convincing the U.S.
> federal government that PDF files will be accessible as anything else.
>
> I'm sure that people will call me Mr. Negative for saying this but PDF
> files have been one of the worst things for accessibility and if I had a
> dollar for every person who's blind who's had trouble reading the results
> of a supposedly converted PDF file, I'd certainly be able to take a nice
> vacation.
>
> It is time that people with disabilities stand up and tell the government
> to quit using PDF until the company demonstrates 100 percent
> accessibility, not the sham they continue to portray as such.
Received on Tuesday, 9 May 2000 09:08:08 GMT

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