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RE: Rockville, MD- Seeking low vision users for testing federal w ebsite

From: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 08:31:25 -0500
Message-ID: <1A729C6059E7CD4CA1DFE3985E600421993EBE@fth-ex02.CVNS.corp.covansys.com>
To: "'Access Systems'" <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Bob said:

> of course the expectations are way up there, as someone who 
> has been on what passes for the internet for over 20 years I 
> am seriously dismayed by the degradation of accessibility 
> over the years, the equipment and software is getting better 
> but total access is getting worse...would you not be dismayed?

As I get more and more involved in Web development, I cannot ignore that the
situation is only going to grow worse.  This is in large part due to
programmers who are moving from software development to Web development.
They rely too much on WYSIWYG tools, such as JDeveloper, Struts and Visual
Basic.  Because they have, in the past, had little or no constraint in how
they've had to create code, except for the platform, they have no desire to
put the effort into properly writing markup.  As long as the pages display
and work in Internet Explorer then they think that their job is done. This
is a huge problem that I'm having to deal with on a daily basis.

Randal
Received on Wednesday, 18 December 2002 08:32:00 GMT

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