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Re: Microsoft Accessibility commercial

From: Robert Neff <rneff@moon.jic.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 20:57:47 -0400
Message-ID: <001d01bdef32$00d982e0$4b109cce@rcn.jic.com>
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, "B.K. DeLong" <bkdelong@naw.org>
At least it is press and, unfortunately, its more than anyone else has done
on a commercial.  I feel the public needs the shock affect and to see people
mainstreamed.  Overall, it is positive press.  Hopefully, other companies
will see the potential customers and dollar signs in their pockets and do
the same, for example, maybe IBM.

There is some additional information on the WAI IG where the member from
Microsoft mentioned they were doing five commercials that showed five people
using computers to help them.  It was interesting.  If anyone still has this
or can easily find it on the archive list, please post. It offers some good


-----Original Message-----
From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@naw.org>
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Date: Saturday, October 03, 1998 9:39 AM
Subject: Microsoft Accessibility commercial

>I was just watching "The Web" on the Sci-Fi channel and Microsoft just ran
>a commercial about how they're making computers accessible for the blind.
>The used a gentleman named Peter Wong who was listed as a Microsoft
>Engineer......interesting. It seemed like they were trying to vindicate
>themselves rather than inform the public, however.
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