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Re: Making Sites Accessible

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 14:33:01 -0800
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20000219142912.01a39ab0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: "Taylor-Made" <taymade@home.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 10:24 AM 2/18/2000 , Taylor-Made wrote:
>But, I have never felt that designing accessibly was harder than not nor
>that it really took more time. 

Joyce, we have to make a distinction between "designing
accessibly" -- which is a mindset, a method, a general
way you do things -- and specific accessible web design
techniques.

The mindset in which one designs accessibly, with a concern
for those who may not access the web in the manner that we
-- or the majority of current users -- access the web, does
not put a burden on the creator.  In fact, it's liberating once
you realize the potential of the web and how you utilize the
full power of the world wide web concept.

However, there are specific techniques for -doing- accessible
web design that may take time, and sometimes may take
considerable time (or cost).

So it's important to make a distinction between the philosophy
of accessible web design, and the practice of accessible web
techniques.


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Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Saturday, 19 February 2000 17:43:55 GMT

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