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Re: Is Triple-A possible?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 09:05:21 -0800
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To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 05:10 AM 12/20/2000 , David Poehlman wrote:
>Where were you when we needed you and how would you suggest we go
>about providing avenues for compliance?  It seems that the guidelines
>were in the making for a long time and there was a lot of thought
>given to how to assist with their implementation.

David, when the guidelines were in the making and the compliance
scheme was added on, I spoke up strongly then I and I continue to
speak up.

I am currently volunteering as a member of the WCAG working group
and hope to develop a more sensible compliance scheme.

>what makes it tough
>here is the ever changing targets and technologies.  We are all so
>sorry that you have become so sour in the last year.

I'm not sour at all!  I'm very optimistic about web accessibility,
I just feel that many on this list need a good healthy dose of
reality because so many of the "demands" I see coming from this
list (and others within WAI) simply won't fly in the real world,
and we risk winning the battle but losing the war.

If I seem "sour", it's only because I have to take the brunt of
negative feedback from people who disagree with me, as most other
people who present the realist viewpoint have been chased away or
asked shut up already.


Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                    http://kynn.com/
Director of Accessibility, Edapta               http://www.edapta.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet   http://www.idyllmtn.com/
AWARE Center Director                      http://www.awarecenter.org/
What's on my bookshelf?                         http://kynn.com/books/
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