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Re: Fwd: In Their Shoes (background info)

From: info <info@atutor.ca>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 08:03:37 -0500
Message-ID: <3FA8F529.4040001@atutor.ca>
To: Stephani Roberts Lincoln <stephani@MIT.EDU>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

An "inclusive learning environment":

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Stephani Roberts Lincoln wrote:

>
> All,
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks,
> steph
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Stephani Roberts Lincoln
> MIT ATIC Lab
> Web Accessibility Specialist
>
> stephani@mit.edu
>
>
>
> Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 11:14:19 -0700
> Reply-To: "* EASI: Equal Access to Software & Information"
> <EASI@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
> Sender: "* EASI: Equal Access to Software & Information"
> <EASI@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
> 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
>
> http://www.aa.psu.edu/intheirshoes/
>
>
>
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