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Re: accessible banking:

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 15:07:32 +0100 (CET)
Message-Id: <200502021407.j12E7WZX001663@asterix.andreasen.se>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On  1 Feb, Kelly Pierce wrote:

>>  If solution A is delivered ONLY by commercial actor B, and cost
>>  money, then yes, it would seem -entirely- unreasonable and
>>  insufficient. Can you elaborate?
> **sure Tina.  it sounds like a bias toward socialism is clouding an 
> understanding on this point.  The ADA indeed does not permit charging

  This piece I don't understand. Can you elaborate?

> considered discrimination.  This is similar to the fact that banks do
> not need to provide telephones for their automated telephone banking
> services to be ADA compliant as everyone needs to use a telephone to
> use this service.

  Correct. And as long as that telephone follows the standards that
  exist for such communication, the specific -brand- of telephone
  doesn't matter.

  A better comparison would be that bank A requires that you purchase
  special phones from company B, and ONLY company B.

> personally, I have no problem with commercial enterprises inventing, 
> creating, and innovating.  When entrepreneurs have the freedom and can 
> receive adequate reward to pursue their dreams and ideas, great things

  I'm sure.
 -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
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