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Re: Call for Book Reviews: Accessibility Books

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 05:45:29 -0400
Message-ID: <003701c2768b$1857bc90$04f32041@inspiron5000e>
To: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I've nevder even heard of the second book.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
To: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: Call for Book Reviews: Accessibility Books

> What caused the choices that were made?

They're the most prominent titles?

>  I would also suggest that you
> make sure that not only are the reviewers not authors of any of the
> books but that they also have a thorough enough knowledge of the
> and can be impartial.

That's going to be a tall order given the small gene pool of
Web-accessibility experts. And the "impartiality" business is
unattainable anyway, but I understand the sentiment.

> I'd like for instance to see if we can get Judy
> brewer or other wai staff to do reviews or perhaps some profesional
> reviewers after being briefed.

WAI staff should not be reviewing the books for any site other than
W3.org, and their own Weblogs, say. Otherwise it implies an
endorsement. The effect is certainly one of official imprimatur.


    Joe Clark              joeclark@joeclark.org
    Accessibility:        <http://joeclark.org/access/>
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