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Re: Congressional hearing

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 17:49:24 -0500
Message-ID: <389B5774.DC97A2E1@clark.net>
To: Glenda Watson Hyatt <Glenda@eaglecom.bc.ca>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, "disabilityaccess@onelist.com" <disacc@onelist.com>
glenda, with the legal/justice/legislative system such as it is here,
several things come into play.  We are about to go to a more
conservative presedidency most likely and that usually means
tightening the laws concerning special rights and priviliges to the
non rich.  the second is that there could be more hearings in other
venues on this.  If this hearing returns the finding that the ada does
not apply to the internet, two things will happen in addition to more
hearings.  other parts of the ada will or can be called into question
and large companies out to make a buck while spending as little as
possible will thumb their noses at access issues.  This is such a good
question.  How much does it cost?  That is not really the issue.  The
real issue is that they never like it when father government steps in
and tells them how to run their businesses even if it will benefit
them and everyone else in the long run unless what they are being told
will cost them less or bring them more without costing them anything.

I hope this helps.
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