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

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 21:18:38 -0800
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20011029211253.01619220@garth.idyllmtn.com>
To: Debi Orton <oradnio@albany.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

This all still really bothers me.  I dislike the use of the WAI lists
in this manner -- finding and identifying and shaming creators of bad
sites in public -- because I think it weakens our case if we become a
virtual lynch mob rather than a useful educational resource.  We can
get more done if we help and teach rather than if we attack and
condemn.

I don't disagree that this person could use some accessibility
training, but I don't think it's good for anyone to have their flaws
as a web designer publicly "exposed" or debated in a forum such as
this, unless they specifically request a critique or assistance.  It
only makes _us_ look bad, and makes _them_ less likely to listen to
us.

--Kynn

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Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
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