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Re: About ABBR

From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 12:36:18 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.20000218123218.04ec1d80@>
To: lake@netscape.com (Lakespur Roca)
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>
At 09:22 AM 2/18/00 -0800, Lakespur Roca wrote:
>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
>builders are not expected to have that expertese.

I disagree. 

Accessible design is not different, nor difficult. Sites can be single-A
compliant without even trying if they use valid HTML and even marginal
design sense. 

If it's *costing money* to do that, then we should be looking at the skills
of those hired, not at whether or not one should design accessibly. 

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