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RE: OT (slightly): Salt Lake '02 Webmaster: Inaccessible site

From: Michael R. Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 23:35:17 -0500
To: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>, "Debi Orton" <oradnio@albany.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBJFEIALPLCLHAPJAIOENKFDAA.mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
All,
There is not any rational intrepration of the meaning of these words....
we all know what the technical term for the it is crapola, to be polite,
there are other words....

Now I do not know it this site is to be used for the paraolympics but the
Sidney site was....

Well I guess we know now how serious they are.

Sincerely,

Mike Burks

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To: Debi Orton
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Subject: Re: OT (slightly): Salt Lake '02 Webmaster: Inaccessible site


On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Debi Orton wrote:

obsufucation specialist!

of course I couldn't send a message to the webmaster because I couldn't
get onto the site.

wouldn't the Salt Lake site be covered by 508, also it would be the same
site for the paralympics, so some of the olympians might not be able to
access their own scores?!

Bob

>
> I took a look at the Olympic Site when the thread first came up and
> forwarded my observations to the webmaster.  Generally speaking, they were
> much the same as the criticisms raised by the rest of the list
participants.
>
> Here's the response I got today ... I thought you might be interested.
> (P.S.  I wonder what the ol' "fog index" reading would be on this one.)
>
>
> >What can I say, I really think the majority of our users are very
> >satisfied. We recently identified many opportunities to make the site
more
> >accessible, but to be honest, a lot of the improvements in web technology
> >in the last 10 years are due to things that seem to not conform with W3C
> >accessibility guidelines. We try to keep the page weight down, alas it's
> >heavier than it "needs" to be, but we'd start sacrificing a certain
amount
> >of content should we lighten if too much. Had i to do the site again, i'd
> >probably not use frames, but a js include for the masthead, but some
people
> >have problems with that too. In the end I think it's important to
recognize
> >what you're saying has merit. In that spirit, i'd like to suggest you
check
> >out this site: http://www.susx.ac.uk/spru/, representing the furtherment
of
> >study into applied technology, advance understanding of the relationship
> >between STI developments and society through pioneering multidisciplinary
> >research, to generate new empirical data, methods, concepts and theories
> >which explain the role of STI in the economies of the world, to deliver
> >postgraduate training which provides the analytical and practical skills
> >needed to understand and respond to the STI challenges of the future, to
> >advise those concerned with the development and implementation of science
> >and technology policy and those seeking to manage science and technology
in
> >society and to work with firms, policy-makers and civil society to
develop
> >the tools and techniques needed to manage STI for purposes of
> >competitiveness, sustainable development and social well-being.
> >
> >Sincerely, Ed
> >
> >
> >Ed Mitchell   /  Senior Graphic Designer  / 2002 Olympic Winter Games
> >
> >801.212.2146 office  /  801.215.2146 cell  / 801.212.2442 fax
> >
> >Salt Lake Olympic Committee
> >Suite 1100
> >299 South Main Street
> >Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
>
> ----------------------------------------------
> Debi Orton/oradnio@albany.net
> "The best way to keep something bad from happening is to see it ahead of
> time...and you can't see it if you refuse to face the possibility." --
> William S. Burroughs
>

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