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Re: media: government computer news: "beyond Section 508:

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 21:08:57 -0400
To: Demonpenta2@aol.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <000e01c1f0b4$98bf06c0$19e03244@DAVIDPOEHLMAN>
not just verification but repair as well which means that the easier it
gets, the more will do it.  The article points out one example out of a
growing many and while I agree we've a long way to go, this shows we've
at least turned a corner.

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From: <Demonpenta2@aol.com>
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Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: media: government computer news: "beyond Section 508:


In a message dated 4/29/02 11:31:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
poehlman1@comcast.net writes:


> I was especially interested in the strategy the army used to save time
> and money.

       Note however that while the verification process may be quicker,
that's a side issue to the real thing: Websites for the Army (and DOD as
a
whole) are Not Very Accessible, normally. 508 is going, but very, very
slowly
in DOD. They have the regulations, but when the entire organizational
culture
looks down on issues regarding the disabled (and quite often the very
thought
of doing ANYTHING for the disabled), progress comes slowly. (If you want
an
example of how DOD websites don't play well with the other kids, see
Defenselink, the site the military uses to hook up with the public.
Internally-focused websites are even worse.)
Received on Tuesday, 30 April 2002 22:05:33 GMT

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