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Re: U.S. won't release new Web site regs for review

From: Jeffrey pledger <jpledger@mindspring.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 06:29:08 -0800
Message-Id: <200002261434.JAA32385@fb01.eng00.mindspring.net>
To: Melinda Morris-Black <melinda@ink.org>, Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Actually, the government is not robbing us of our rights, but protecting
us.  i know this sounds paradoxical, but it is true.  For any NOI (notice
of inquiry), NPRM (notice of proposed rule making), etc.  the government
must follow the procedures established in the apa (i believe it is known as
the Americans procedural Act) of 1947, which outlines the procedures of
putting the NOI and NPRM out for comment for a specific time period.  The
problem is that when they do this and get a large response to a particular
NPRM, they (the government) is obligated to read each and every one of the
responses, corrolate them and summarize them into specific response
categories, if possible.  They do this with a limited staff.  This is not
to say that i don't get frustrated either, but just an expalnation of the

Jeffrey Pledger 
President, AbleTV.net At 03:26 PM 2/25/00 -0600, Melinda Morris-Black wrote:
>I think you are correct about the bureaucracy part. However, being thorough
>can take time, if it's anything like our listserve. :)
>The linked announcement mentions that "..the standards will be published in
>the Federal Register and be made available for public comment", so it sounds
>like it will eventually be opened up.
>Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>> http://www.access-board.gov/508Update.htm
>> Maybe I'm just too trusting of gummit workers, but this seems more
>> like typical bureaucracy slowness than any sort of concerted
>> conspiracy to derive us of our rights. :)
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