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RE: Validation as test for basic accessibility

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 19:47:37 -0800
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To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@ACM.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 11:03 AM 1/20/2000 , Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>There's been a lot of opinions here, including mine, so I just want to check something.  I think everyone would concur with the following.
>1. Making a page valid HTML 4 doesn't guarantee accessibility.
>2. Nevertheless, there are least some situations in which it's strategically useful to start out asking for HTML Validity.
>Am I right that everyone concurs with both of these?

Yes.  And I would add that there are some situations in which it's
better to start with accessibility before asking for validity.

I do both approaches, and try to teach everyone the value of valid,
accessible HTML.

Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Friday, 21 January 2000 22:53:55 UTC

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