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Re: Screen readers - usage stats?

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 00:40:59 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <4568.68.232.129.117.1082263259.squirrel@www.stevendale.com>
To: <paul@ten-20.com>
Cc: <sdale@stevendale.com>, <nick@webthing.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I agree with your observation further down on this post. And that is why I
said the quote.  Please dont take it out of context.  It referred to the
response I got about surveys.  Which by the way I have yet to see from WAI
in the new millenium dealing with accessibility issues.  Further, any such
survey that doesnt show how great WAI is gets trashed.  Now how can that
possibly be working torwards accessibility?  I strongly feel that the WAI
has lost site (pun intended) of it's intended clients, those who are
having trouble accessing TODAYS websites.  There is more self promoting on
here and competition then cooperation into finding solutions that work in
ALL cases, not just the squeaky wheel.  It is ashame that WAI is so
political.

Now, if anyone is "insulted" by my direct and to the point emails, I am
sorry.  But I, putting on the white hat right now, am fighting for those
who cant access this list for any number of reasons of accessiblity.  And
am tired of seeing, in such a short amount of time, blatant disregard for
the folks we are supposed to be fighting for.  Bring your 2X4, I will have
an army of people with disabilities backing me up.

-Steve


Paul Davis said:
> "I hope you
> certainly are not a consultant or a developer for how would you know
> what the market wants? Oh thats right, you know it all...."
>
> Hmm..... thought I was direct and to the point.
>
> I find this tone unneccessary, it seems to me this list is degenerating
> into a series of super ego massage sessions, more interested in self
> promotion as a primary objective rather than accessibility. I suspect
> one of the reasons why J Chetwynd was lost this group after many years
> of valued input.
>
> In the 5 years plus I have been reading posts on this list the above
> quote comes in the top ten for "insulting" and if it was said to me I
> would be sending the boys round. Come to think of it, I think 4x2 and me
> would come in person.
>
> Paul Davis
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