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RE: Clarifying my point

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 13:41:50 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: <sdale@stevendale.com>
Message-Id: <E1B7Ikj-00046s-00@mynah.mail.pas.earthlink.net>

This exchange between me and a lawyer who is trying to use one sentence out
of several in an email assumes that the lawyer on the other side is
completely incompetent.

It is true that most embedded media players are largely inaccessible to
keyboard and screen reader users, and I would be dishonest to say anything
else.  Part of the entire message is that this is no excuse.  I wrote that
at the outset, and a qualified plaintiff's attorney would draw that out if I
was forced to answer a misleading question with a yes or no 


> Me (a made up lawyer for a made up company who is going to 
> court to fight an accessiblity issue that they dont want to 
> be bothered with): I call Mr.
> Kirkpatrick to the stand.
> Me: Mr. Kirkpatrick are you a member of WAI and an 
> established expert in web accessibility?
> Mr. Kirkpatrick: yes
> Me: Mr. Kirkpatrick did you say this (refer to the previous 
> message about all embedded media players)
> Mr. Kirkpatrick: but...
> Me: Yes or no please.
> Mr. Kirkpatrick: Yes
> Me: Was this the exact statement of everything in the 
> paragraph?  Yes or No?
> Mr. Kirkpatrick: Yes
> Me: Thank You
> Me: (to the court) I rest my case
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