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Re: About ABBR

From: Lakespur Roca <lake@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 09:22:28 -0800
Message-ID: <38AD7FD4.B1BF450B@netscape.com>
To: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
CC: thatch@us.ibm.com, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, pjenkins@us.ibm.com, WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Your Metaphore is off a bit. What you are actually asking these "builders" to do
is build for Florida weather and make it earthquake safe. California builders know
about Earthquake regulations, new materials and techniques for this but Florida
builders are not expected to have that expertese. Huricane perhapse, but that is
again different engineering and the California builders don't have that expertese.

It does cost money to do this.

Lake Roca
Usability Engineer
User Experience
Netscape Communications

Ann Navarro wrote:

> At 08:39 AM 2/18/00 -0600, thatch@us.ibm.com wrote:
> >
> >
> >Gregory, your position, though understandable is untenable. Web site
> >accessibility does cost something. When we go to content developers to ask
> >that they include accessibility features we are asking that they learn
> >more, that they do more, that their product cost more.
> That's a rather specious argument.
> It would be like asking my contractor to build the house so that we can use
> it in stormy weather in addition to the normally sunny Florida climate, and
> have them say 'but we'd have to learn how, and that would make prices go up!'.
> Why would I hire someone to do an incomplete job?
> Ann
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