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RE: Computerworld article on hearings

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 15:43:42 -0500
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To: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
The reporter is aware of the problems, and is following up. We've talked
with him yesterday and again just now today.


At 11:46 AM 2/11/00 -0800, Charles F. Munat wrote:
>At 10:55 AM 2/11/2000 , Charles F. Munat wrote:
>"I presume that this is simpy bad reporting and that the proposed federal
regulations do not differ so severely from the WCAG. Am I right?"
>Kynn Bartlett replied:
>"Yes, it's bad reporting.  I had a talk with the reporter yesterday
>and hopefully managed to clear up some of his misconceptions."
>That's great, but are they going to print another article clearing it up?
A lot of web designers are going to see that article and be alarmed by it.
I'm glad that the reporter now has his head on straight, but that's of
little consequence compared to clearing up the misconceptions of the
readers. I would hope that they would do a full length article on exactly
what the standards do require. Did he give any hint of this? Do you think
that they would accept an article written by an outside source (like
someone on this list)?
>Charles Munat
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
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