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Re: Computerworld Online - Does disabilities act apply to cyberspace?

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 19:16:09 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200002100316.TAA17281@netcom.com>
To: charles@w3.org, unagi69@concentric.net
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Perhaps it's an indication that there needs be an additional phrase or
sentence to emphasize the intent. I often use examples to be sure
that the meaning is getting through.


> aloha, charles!
> you observed:
> quote
> This article repeats a common myth that the use o colour will be restricted 
> by accesibility requirements. This is "more or less bunk", based as far as 
> I can tell on a failure to understand a very simple sentence in a W3C 
> recommendation: "Do not use colour alone to convey information". Note the 
> use of the word "Alone" in that sentence.
> unquote
> it is the product of accepting on faith that something is proscribed simply 
> because someone told you that it is...  in journalistic circles there once 
> existed a quaint custom called checking one's facts, which has, apparently, 
> died out...  sloppy reporting isn't anything new, but the failure of the 
> technological press to understand the true issues is pretty damn 
> depressing...  one would think that, especially in a technological setting, 
> checking one's facts would be as fundamental as validating pages before 
> exposing them to the world, but, then...
> oh, well,
> gregory
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