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Re: Green Fingers

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 19:46:54 -0400
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To: "Matt May" <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>, "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, "Bailey, Bruce" <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

    The guidelines, especially Version 1, including a lot of things that
were simply not do-able yet, so if a version of the guidelines comes out
advocating use of a symbolic version, it doesn't really have to wait until
that is actually do-able, just theoretically do-able and under development. 

Look again at my sample ideal pages, especially the one with checkpoint 3.2
... what is missing that is needed? What is there that shouldn't be? 

The question isn't whether my research is better than your research, the
question is how to fix it. 

The WCAG promises that the guidelines will result in pages usable by
disabled persons, so if the flashy stuff is needed by some disabled people,
the promise isn't fulfilled. The WCAG promise that the income of disabled
persons will flow to those who follow the guidelines is broken if the
guidelines even hint that a site should NOT include stuff needed by
Jonathon's folks. 




At 03:41 PM 4/23/01 -0700, Matt May wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Jonathan Chetwynd
>> However, I am not seeking a universal solution applicable to all web pages
>WCAG _is_ seeking this, or at least something as close to this as possible.
>> They do not have acccess to income let alone purchasing power,
>> so arguments regarding cost are completely irrelevant, it is a need
>> and it must be met, just not by everyone just now.
>Of course cost is relevant. It takes money as well as time to make changes
>to content, and if that money isn't there in an organization to change it,
>it doesn't get done. The ability and resources of the content providers is
>extremely relevant to what kind of change can be effected.
Anne Pemberton

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