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RE: Washington Post editoral: Claims Against Common Sense

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 14:43:49 -0800
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At 01:53 p.m. 11/17/98 -0500, Shawn Denny wrote:
>IMHO, Mr. Raspberry isn't arguing the case for general Web accessibility, he
>is arguing against convenience of access when there is inconvenience to the
>information provider. 

The amount of "inconvenience" necessary to create accessible websites
is MINIMAL, especially when compared to the amount of time, energy,
and money that is regularly invested in inaccessible, unusable
"cutting edge" advances.

In other words, putting a table in HTML costs a FRACTION of the cost of
making, say, an animated, interactive java map that only a subset of
your audience can use.

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>             http://www.idyllmtn.com/~kynn/
Chief Technologist & Co-Owner, Idyll Mountain Internet; Fullerton, California
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