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Re: Screen readers - usage stats?

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 00:52:29 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <4659.>
To: <sdale@stevendale.com>
Cc: <paul@ten-20.com>, <nick@webthing.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

And by no means do I imply that I know what those with disabilities need,
but I do intend to listen, and if I question something to ask their opinion.

Steven Dale said:
> 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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