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Re: Accessible web content services

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 00:00:32 +0200 (CEST)
Message-Id: <200407292200.i6TM0Wew021211@asterix.andreasen.se>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 29 Jul, Jim Thatcher wrote:

> I stand by the idea if the federal agencies - everyone for that matter - did
> as well as ITTATC (did as they do) - then this world would be a much more
> accessible place and the comparative nits you are raising here would then
> become interesting.

  The standards that is placed on centers of training and teaching are,
  and should be, much stricter than those placed on anything else.

  The ITTATC, as I understand it, teach. It is my firm view that the
  requirement this places on them is a far stricter one.

   "Do, or do not. There is no try"

> And yes Tina, I know that "accessibility isn't restricted to the blind."
> (You both missed the fact that there is one decorative graphic lacking
> alt-text.)

  I can only speak for myself - no, I didn't miss it.

  However: to your claim that this site, which promote accessibility
  through training and assistance, is usable by the blind I counter with
  two structural problems that exist throughout the site and which will
  make it more difficult for several groups of users. The image lacking
  an alt-text seems a mere fluke; someone forgot it I'll wager.

 -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
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