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[media] Bobby blows whistle on inaccessible Web pages

From: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 10:13:52 -0400
Message-ID: <002201c018d5$d9799b20$e924f79f@STATE.CT.US>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Bobby 3.2, a free application from the Center for Applied Special
Technology, analyzes Web page source code for accessibility to disabled
users.

>From the September 4, 2000 issue of Government Computer News:
http://www.gcn.com/vol19_no26/news/2841-1.html


Kathleen Anderson, Webmaster
Office of the State Comptroller
55 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106
voice: 860.702.3355 fax: 860.702.3634
e-mail: kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us
URL: http://www.osc.state.ct.us/
URL ACCESS: http://www.cmac.state.ct.us/access/


----- Original Message -----
From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
To: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 9:04 AM
Subject: RE: conference


> At 11:15 AM +0100 9/7/00, Dave  J Woolley wrote:
> >  > From: Kynn Bartlett [SMTP:kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com]
> >  > DHTML is _not_ the threat; the threat is webmasters who don't
> >>  understand how to use them properly.
> > [DJW:]
> > In the context of books and conferences, I'd
> > say the real threat was authors and speakers
> > who pander to the "wants" of such people.  I
> > don't know the speakers in this conference, but
> > most books and many authoring web site fall in
> > that category.
>
> Calling it "pandering" and dismissing the "wants" -- which are
> often based on pretty sound, if not inclusive, principles of
> marketing and design -- is a good way to get these people to
> not listen to us. :)
>
> >  > If we make sweeping statements that "DHTML is bad" or "Flash
> > [DJW:]
> > I find it interesting to note that such a statement
> >is usually made about PDF (actually, on the
> >sort of site that is likely to use flash etc., it is the
> >PDF that is likely to contain real information, not the
> >HTML - I tend to treat the HTML as a hazard to navigation
> >in finding the PDF).
>
> I don't like it when people claim, in a vacuum, that PDF is
> inaccessible either.  The presence of PDF does _not_ make a site
> inaccessible; it's the _absence_ of non-PDF access to the
> content which does so!
> --
> --
> Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
> http://www.kynn.com/
>
>
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