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Re: Accessibility - No. 10 Downing Street Website

From: Alan J. Flavell <flavell@a5.ph.gla.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 17:19:03 +0100 (BST)
To: Iain Wilkie Logan <iainlogan@enterprise.net>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.96.980419170255.23637C-100000@a5.ph.gla.ac.uk>

Dear Iain,

Thanks for raising this issue!  I see that you also posted it to
usenet, so I am not breaching any confidences in forwarding it to

This looks to be such a crass example, and in such an exposed place,
that I'm taking the initiative of bringing it to the attention of the
WAI Interest Group, who might have more practical experience than I
have in the matter of bringing influence in the right places. 

Have you got any plausible email contact addresses for this, i.e
that show any prospects of not being filtered out by the very
web "designers" who are creating this monstrosity?

On Sun, 19 Apr 1998, Iain Wilkie Logan wrote:

> *******************
> As many UK subscribers to CIWAH may be aware, there's a big splurge due at
> the Number 10 Downing Street website <http://www.number-10.gov.uk/> on the
> 29th of April, to be conducted by Sir David Frost no less. Tony Blair will
> be giving Europe's first live internet interview with a government leader.
> Having been alerted by today's Observer (Naughton again) to some HTML
> oddities appearing there, I thought I'd go in for a peep. From an
> accessibility standpoint, it's pretty grim to say the least.
> Perhaps some of the stalwarts of CIWAH might like to visit it and give their
> considered opinions. Remember, above all, that this is a public website,
> funded by UK taxpayers, including blind and other disadvantaged people - who
> as it stands, will fail to get anything meaningful from it.
> I'm sure Tony Blair would be totally astonished if he were to be made aware
> of this situation.
> Phundria - why the heck haven't you picked this one up?
> All the best,
> Iain
> -- 
> Iain Logan, Langholm, Dumfriesshire - Chartered Transport Consultant
> <http://homepages.enterprise.net/iainlogan/>
> <mailto:iainlogan@enterprise.net>
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