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Re: UK Businesses Reject Accessible Web Sites

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 18:17:31 -0500 (EST)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0412231814150.3548@smart.net>

On Thu, 23 Dec 2004, David Woolley wrote:

> There was an article in The Register today:
>
> that is about a committee of major UK companies who have basically said:

same garbage we heard in the USA
>
> 1) they believe that providing phone access excuses them from making
>    web sites accessible;

?? is the phone access 24/7 and what do folks with speech problems or
hearing problems do???  the big question "is it equivalant facilitation"

> 2) the cost of fixing all their myriads of inaccessible pages would be
>    excessive;

heck they update em often enough that attrition would probably be adequate
>
> 3) if the law wants to force them to make web sites accessible, it must be
>    explicit guidelines.

what the heck is W3C ???

Same old garbage, it is the disabled persons fault because they can't
adapt to us, rather than adapting to ALL customers

mumble mumble mumble, Bah!!!! Humbug.

Bob


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