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Re: Flash access: Unclear on the concept

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 19:00:30 -0800
Message-Id: <a05010407b64e15545579@[]>
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 3:53 AM +0100 12/2/00, Joe Clark wrote:
>Readers may be interested in my new article over at A List Apart on
>the failures of Macromedia's plans for accessible Flash, namely
>"Flash access: Unclear on the concept."

It struck me as a bit unfair.

It seems to me that blasting companies -because- they've chosen to
make improvements doesn't really encourage them to make positive
steps forward.

Now, I'm not saying that incomplete efforts should be overlooked
in the name of good intentions (just ask the WCAG 1.0 document),
but I think that it's premature to run an attack piece against
Macromedia at this time.

The questions asked in part two are legit and should be asked, but
the assumption that Macromedia is going to screw it up seems pretty
unfounded at this time.  At the very least, let's see what kind of
product they ship after having time to digest these and other

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Friday, 1 December 2000 23:04:45 UTC

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