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RE: Fw: Disturbing trend in tables

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 19:12:18 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.20010119191218.007a2e20@apembert.pop.crosslink.net>
To: "Bailey, Bruce" <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>, "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Bruce,

	Since others have already taken you to task for losing your cool, I won't
go into that ... I do appreciate the support and kind words from those who
may better understand the points I am working on. 

	First of all, in the little story of teachers doing 1,2,3 for blind
relatives, 1,2,3 for deaf relatives, etc., I said that I would be offering
them the list of all accommodations for all disabilities. I expected you to
read into that that I expected the teachers to decide that doing it all
would be more efficient than finding out details on the potential audience.
Knowing teachers, they'd rather do the whole thing than do it in pieces,
but the story I used would let them discover and deduce that instead of me
standing up banging on rules. 

	Yes, if you look at my personal pages, they do not display a symbol of
accessibility because they are not "accessible" by the guidelines. Why? in
part because I have made mistakes, otherwise because I made them before I
learned how to do the next step on my learning curve ... 

	Kynn was kind enough to point out that we are unable to judge you by your
work, though your beliefs are expressed in discussion. I do share my work,
both the good and the mistakes. 

	Yes, I know the last word on the list is always said by those who are
using accessibility to advocate design philosophies unrelated to disabled
users ... But it is never the end. Yelling down the opposition and getting
in the last word doesn't prove anything. The  next day and the discussion
continues. It wasn't the "last word" afterall.  

	Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't serve the cause better if all the
philosophical web design checkpoints were all chunked into P3 and
concentrate P1 on things that actually affect how the disabled guy next
door with the fancy equipment needs the web now ... 

	With that philosophical thought, I'll close and let hubby take over the
computer for awhile....

				Anne

	
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