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Re: About: requirements for Retrofitting...

From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 23:11:20 -0400
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To: love26@gorge.net
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In a general sense I agree with what William is saying, but in that case 
the title of the document is a bit disingenuous... I think it will lead 
people to expect practical tips or techniques on retrofitting sites but 
instead it deals up a significant helping of general management 
practices.  I would feel cheated  unless section 4 - the title track so to 
speak - was not significantly beefed up to deliver some practical advice.

Or change the title to something like "Developing a Plan to Retrofit a Web 
site for Accessibility"

Chuck Letourneau
Starling Access Services

At 19/05/05 18:45, William Loughborough wrote:

>Perhaps it is because we should be targeting that "higher" level since 
>they are our best hope of making future retrofitting a quaint rarity 
>instead of the unfortunate tedious concession to past prejudices that it 
>now seems to be.
>Often the people who must clean up this mess via retrofit have been put in 
>that position because of expedience policies that were misguided if not 
>flat out bigoted?
>In short the problem is not just fixing inaccessible sites but emphasizing 
>how this should/could have been avoided in the first place with the use of 
>sane "universal design" principles.
>Accessibility is integral to creation, not some add-on whose use is to be 
>tolerated because of regulation/policy/charity.
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