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Re: Letter in '.net' magazine

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 21:47:16 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200210102047.g9AKlGI02299@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> trolled really well). Its bashing a brick wall discussing accessibility with
> someone who hasn't seen the web as anything but an extension of the print

I think you've missed the point that commercial web site developers do not
see the web in the way that Tim Berners-Lee did, as a way of making 
information available to all, but simply as a marketing tool.  (Unfortunately
public sector designers tend to ape commercial designers - possibly because
they want to get more lucrative jobs in commerce.   Also, at least in the UK,
there is a lot of outsourcing of government web sites to commercial designers,
e.g. I can no longer reccommend www.open.gov.uk.  That's consistent with
general policy on privatisation.)
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