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RE: Section 508 article on CNN

From: Jim Thatcher <thatch@attglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 14:24:15 -0500
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>, Alex <orlok@flashcom.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <NDBBKJDAKKEJDCICIODLCECODDAA.thatch@attglobal.net>
In contrast to your evaluation, Kynn, I think the CNN article was unusually
well written, stressing a very important aspect of the Section 508
legislation, namely the effect it has on companies in general, not just on
their sales to the government.

The phrase "so called Section 508" is appropriate in such an article - It is
indeed a strange name for a law.

I am hardly an apologist for the press or CNN in particular. I am, however,
an apologist for Federal workers that have put 508 on the books and have
drafted the standards that are the foundation for Section 508 accessibility.
A very small band of these dedicated Federal employees work tirelessly to
support Section 508. They deserve our public praise and admiration.

Jim
jim@jimthatcher.com
Accessibility Consulting
http://jimthatcher.com
512-306-0931

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Subject: Re: Section 508 article on CNN


At 08:48 PM 6/17/2001, Alex wrote:
>Web site accessibility goes mainstream:
>http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/industry/06/15/web.site.accessibility.idg/inde
x
>.html


That article is entertaining primarily for the "count the inaccuracies"
fun!  Web accessibility may be mainstream, but the CNN reporter sure
didn't understand a lot.

I especially like the "so-called Section 508" phrase.  Hee.

Good quotes by Mike Paciello, though.

--Kynn



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