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Re: media: aaa from a f b?

From: Terrie King <tking@ucp.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 11:16:01 -0500
Message-ID: <3A6716C1.5F10D417@ucp.org>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I believe the accessibility community (Is this a spin-off from the
disability community?  ;) ) should publicly fully support the work of
AFB and similar entities who are pushing to educate the public on
accessibility by taking the initiative to "go all out" and attempt the
AAA rating.

I also this there is a role for groups such as this one to investigate
and question the accessibility, technically and otherwise, of the site.
Some people, myself included, get annoyed at hackers.  However, hackers
with the intent to inform the Web site owner that they need to make
modifications to better their site can only be thanked in the long run.

Terrie King
Internet Marketing Manager
UCP National

David Poehlman wrote:

> so you want to stop it before it starts?  How commendable.  While
> some of us need to Learn from exercises like this It was not the
> intent to begin a denagrative topic of discussion.  I do have a
> quetion though.  Some of the p 3 checkpoints are not implemented
> so, how can they be validated?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
>
> I think this is a good accomplishment from the AFB and I applaud
> their commitment to this issue.
>
> It would be very easy for those of us on this list to play the
> game of "oh, YEAH, is it REALLY triple-A?" and go poking around
> the site looking for technicalities (instead of access barriers).
>
> I suggest that while this is admittedly a fun thing to do, in
> general we should refrain from such activities as it basically
> amounts to attacking anyone who attempts to do something right --
> aiming for triple-A compliance -- and attacking your own allies
> for not being _perfect_, when the rest of the world isn't even
> _trying_, is not the smartest way to see our dream of an
> accessible web come true.
>
> Sadly, I've seen it happen too many times here.
>
> --Kynn

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Terrie L. King
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