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List of Witnesses for the Hearing

From: Kelly Ford <kford@teleport.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 09:07:09 -0800
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To: kford@teleport.com

>From: "Barrett, Don" <Don_Barrett@ed.gov>
>To: uaccess-l@trace.wisc.edu
>Subject: List of Witnesses for the Hearing
>Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 00:03:34 -0500 
>I understand that the following witnesses are to testify before the
>Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee on ADA and
>the Internet, which is scheduled to occur on February 9:
>Dennis Hayes, who is described as a creator of the Hayes modem and
>testifying on behalf of the US Internet Industry;
>Walter Alson, Manhattan Institute;
>Elizabeth Domeny, the attorney associated with the Federalist Society; 
>Andrew Kraft, Executive Director, Association of Internet Professionals; and
>Glen Lipke, who is being described as a representative from a small web
>design firm in New York.
>The above-referenced witnesses are those of the Majority (Republicans).
>The Democrats, who will have up to three witnesses, have not chosen those
>witnesses at the time of this e-mail.
>As discussed in previous messages, it would seem that the thrust of the
>hearing is to eventually seek legislation which would exclude the Internet
>from coverage under the ADA.  The eroneous logic of the memo is that since
>it is difficult and expensive to make Internet sites accessible, their
>coverage under the ADA would potentially have a profoundly negative effect
>on e-commerce.
>It is critical that appropriate witnesses for the minority be chosen, who
>can provide objective information on this subject to the subcommittee.
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