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Clarification: RE: Accessible web content services.

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 10:52:50 -0400
To: <tina@greytower.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00fc01c4757b$db67b2d0$6601a8c0@bosshog>

> >   This all said, what bothers me more is what I found on
> >   http://www.gawds.org/show.php?contentid=58
> > 
> What exactly troubles you here?

It has been pointed out to me that perhaps I should have also elaborated
more.  Guilty as charged.  My fast-fingered response was due to the fact
that Tina *didn't* point out the problem, only referred to it.

That comment about little yellow boxes to check for alt text is just
plain stupid... the author clearly is mis-informed or ill-informed, and
lacks credibility.  Remember however that GAWDS is a volunteer
organization, and as such prone to these types of "errors".
None-the-less Jim Bryne should be commended for his work in establishing
the Guild... we can't always expect him to police everything on the
site, although this particular article/opinion piece *SHOULD* be
addressed (Jim??). As a member of GAWDS, I must say it reflects poorly
on GAWDS and on serious accessibility practitioners in general.

John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
Web Accessibility Testing and Services
http://www.wats.ca   1.866.932.4878 (North America) 
Received on Thursday, 29 July 2004 10:55:44 UTC

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