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Re: ComputerWorld Article in Print - Congress Considers ADA's Relevance to Web

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 11:20:07 -0800
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To: "Kathleen Anderson" <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Cc: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

>Next month, the government will issue accessibility rules governing the Web
>sites run by federal agencies. For example, streaming audio or audio files
>will have to be accompanied by text. The rules may also require captioning
>for video and restrict the use of color to display information.

Yay!  This is better than it was before.  (And, in truth, some people
on this list have argued that "restrict the use of color to display
information" is an accurate abstraction of the WCAG guideline.  It's
not how -I'd- say it, but I can accept it as valid.

>Advocates for the disabled say making a Web site accessible -- such as
>including text with audio or video files -- isn't difficult. Moreover, they
>say commercial Web sites that aren't accessible are losing out on customers.

Yay again!

Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Tuesday, 15 February 2000 14:30:38 UTC

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