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Re: Some follow-up thoughts on the US ADA/Web Hearing

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 19:03:10 -0800
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20000210190037.00bc3900@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 06:53 PM 2/10/2000 , Judy Brewer wrote:
>On the technical panel, several witnesses commented about the importance of
>Web accessibility; made references to good work being done by W3C/WAI; and
>stated that education and training should be sufficient and that no
>regulation was necessary or could be unduly burdensome to industry. 

I think one of the best things to come from all this was the near-
universal agreement on both sides of the issue that accessible web
design -does- matter and -should- be a priority in order to ensure
the growth of e-commerce.  Informed minds may differ on the specifics
of how best to implement that (I feel that the ADA, sadly, -will- be
necessary in some cases), but I am glad there is common ground we
can all stand on to get the message before the lawmakers and other
powers-that-be.

-- 
Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Thursday, 10 February 2000 22:08:50 GMT

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