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RE: New York Times web site

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 01:39:36 -0500
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To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Web Content Accessiblity Guidelines Mailing List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
aloha, kynn!

in response to scott, you observed:

"absolutely necessary" is hard to define.
Note, also, that it doesn't forbid the creation of text-only sites for 
_non-disability-access_ reasons.  For example, it's possible that they 
think a text-only site is the best way to convey their information or 
they're trying to cater to a Lynx crowd.

which was part of my original point -- the alternate slash parallel version 
of the site was created with anything but accessibility in mind -- maximum 
market penetration is what the times was and is after, and their text only 
version not only caters to the text-only market, but may someday become the 
basis for a fee based dial in phone service...

He that lives on Hope, dies farting
      -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
    WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
Received on Friday, 11 February 2000 01:30:17 UTC

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