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From: Paul Davis <paul@ten-20.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 12:56:35 +0100
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I will take up this point, as I suspect other's are fed up with saying the
same thing time after time.

It is not so much being democratic but the casual disregard for others
within the community. Taking Ineke's point of view at face value, then fine,
people have the right to do what they want on their personal pages. What
ever floats your boat Ineke. Even political statements made by the
deliberate use of email backgrounds.

But that is not the real issue here. The real issue is the disregard of
accessibility by the corporate/government worlds. These people do have a
responsibility. Using the argument that Ineke puts forward of democratic
rights also shoots itself in the foot on other 'GREEN' issues. Industry has
the democratic right to dump toxic fluids in our rivers. To release
greenhouse gasses (Bush has just played that card)

Except of course it was democratically decided that industry does not have
the right to dump toxic fluids, and democratically decided that web sites
should be accessible, by democratically elected governments. If you have a
problem with this then democratically change your decision makers. But I
suspect that you may have a problem here in as much as being in a minority
you may find this difficult.

It could also be noted here how many non democratic nations have an
accessibility policy? (bit extremist).

To sum up, using the democratic ticket does not make the round trip. There
are better, if misguided, points that could and have been made in the past.

I always insist on having the last word in my house, (O.K. so it's "yes
dear") err...that was it for me.

(many appols to the guys at w3c-request, for some reason the wrong address
has added itself recently into my address book and I was clicking on the
wrong one...ooops! or was that a hint to unsubscribe!!?)

smiles
Paul Davis
http://www.ten-20.com The portal website for disabled people and associated
professionals.
Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2001 07:53:49 GMT

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