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

From: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 00:16:28 +0800
To: "Hewitt, Denise" <Denise.Hewitt@idea.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FKEBLOLNECEDBLGBKJJJCEAACCAA.harrry@email.com>
To be fair to IBM it was not IBM that were taken to the Human Rights
Commission it was SOCOG.  When SOCOG tried to join IBM (in the end stages of
the case) the Federal Court refused as SOCOG was the owner of the site,  it
controlled the site and design of it and the chief designer was from SOCOG.
It is my understanding, although I am not sure of this, that IBM had offered
an accessible site and were told not to do so. In this case IBM was a
contractor performing work to another's specification.

I leave the judgment on whether they should have continued to build a site
which was inaccessible and thus illegal to others to decide.

Harry Woodrow

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Hewitt, Denise
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 11:08 PM
To: 'Michael R. Burks '; 'David Woolley '; 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org '
Subject: RE: OT (slightly): Salt Lake '02 Webmaster: Inaccessible site


 Actually, it was the Sydney Olympics that got me into accessibility. At the
time, there was a story posted on Slashdot about how IBM wanted some
exhorbitant amount of money to go back and add ALT tags. (it got a LOT of
press at the time, from what I remember).

So I read the stories & started asking questions... and well, couple years
later, here I am, annoying you all with my questions!

Best,

Denise

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael R. Burks
To: David Woolley; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Sent: 10/30/2001 9:20 AM
Subject: RE: OT (slightly): Salt Lake '02 Webmaster: Inaccessible site

Well since one of the folks who testified at that trial also contacted
the
SLC folks...I am not sure that they are not aware of it.

Sincerely,

Mike Burks

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of David Woolley
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 3:42 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: OT (slightly): Salt Lake '02 Webmaster: Inaccessible site


> that the Sydney Olympics had a serious issue with accessibility, and
while

I suspect, though, that very few of the decision makers in commercial
web
page design are aware of the Sydney court decisions.
Received on Tuesday, 30 October 2001 11:16:50 GMT

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