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RE: In Their Shoes (background info)

From: Stephani Roberts Lincoln <stephani@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 17:36:55 -0500
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Cc: terrih@ASU.EDU

Thanks, Jim. This is great news. It looks like Terri's efforts paid off. 
Earlier today the index took me to this page 
http://www.aa.psu.edu/intheirshoes/flash.htm with no link to an alternate 
version and no easy way to find the alternate version that Terri was told 
existed somewhere on the site (as mentioned in the original post below).

At 04:16 PM 11/4/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>the second link on the page says "text only", that takes you to
>it contains the same info that is in the flash movie.
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>Subject: Fwd: In Their Shoes (background info)
>This message was forwarded to me from the EASI list. Does anyone know
>anything about this project and why it wasn't made accessible? In Their
>Shoes: http://www.aa.psu.edu/intheirshoes/  -- it's about "...embracing the
>spirit of the ADA by creating an inclusive learning environment..."
>I tried to find a text-only version as was mentioned in the message below,
>but couldn't find one. I found a few press releases about it, but I'm
>mostly just curious about how something like this could be funded by a
>reputable institution like Penn State without any attention paid to making
>it accessible(!).
>The writer suggests e-mailing someone at Penn State (presumably one of the
>creators), but before I do that I wanted to check to see if anyone has any
>background info about WHY it isn't accessible.
>   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
>Stephani Roberts Lincoln
>Web Accessibility Specialist
>Date:         Tue, 4 Nov 2003 11:14:19 -0700
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>From: Terri Hedgpeth <terrih@ASU.EDU>
>Subject:      In Their Shoes
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>Hello all,
>I came across a website at this institution that is done with flash and
>they didn't bother making it accessible via keyboard nor did they give any
>audio cues. I emailed to complain and their terse reply stated that I can
>find a text version of this site at an alternate location, however there
>isn't any cue giving the link to this other location. And in their email
>reply they state that this is password protected and they didn't send the
>link. I don't know about you but I feel that separate is not equal
>particularly in this case. Consider they probably received some grant
>moneys to produce this site, the purpose of which is "sensitivity
>training." And the initial location you go to is not password protected
>though it is only an introduction, it isn't accessible. Please check it out
>and send your opinion to:
>Dr. Joy Himmel jyh1@psu.edu
>Terri Hedgpeth
>Disability Specialist .
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