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RE: [media] Bobby blows whistle on inaccessible Web pages

From: Waddell, Cynthia <cynthia.waddell@ci.sj.ca.us>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 09:33:08 -0700
Message-ID: <0A005268C8DED311A23E0008C75D1EFF476960@sj-exchange.ci.sj.ca.us>
To: "'Savin, Jill'" <jsavin@mentortech.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Having formerly worked and lived in Los Angeles, I would say that yes, it's
because you live in Los Angeles!


Cynthia D. Waddell   
ADA Coordinator
City Manager Department
City of San Jose, CA USA
801 North First Street, Room 460
San Jose, CA  95110-1704
(408)971-0134 TTY
(408)277-3885 FAX

-----Original Message-----
From: Savin, Jill [mailto:jsavin@mentortech.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 7:28 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: [media] Bobby blows whistle on inaccessible Web pages

BTW, just since it's semi-topical, I feel the "policeman" motif
and metaphor for Bobby is rather sadly mischosen...I feel there's
a negative aspect associated with the idea of Bobby "policing"
Web like some sort of "accessibility cop" instead of being a
useful tool for self-analysis.  It's unfortunate that an image
of authority and law enforcement was selected and is the most
visible "public face" of the Web accessibility movement.


PS:  Or maybe it's just that I live in Los Angeles...
Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>

** I agree - makes it seem like people are out there, maliciously refusing
to add alt text to their graphics on purpose, to thwart and keep away those
"undesirable disabled people".
Maybe it's because people with disabilities have been so discriminated
against in the past, that they have a chip on their shoulder about it now.
Received on Thursday, 7 September 2000 12:36:14 UTC

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