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Re: More coverage of federal accessibility requirements

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 03 May 1999 19:36:08 -0400
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Cc: "Bruce Bailey" <bbailey@clark.net>, "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
There has been an interesting discussion going on on freedomforum.org
regarding Web accessibility. Unfortunately, there are a large number of
inaccuracies in the article, as other commenters have noted in postings on
the forum and on the WAI IG list.

Even more unfortunately, the reporter, Adam Clayton Powell III, did not
actually interview myself or the other person he quotes in his article, nor
did he re-check the quotes from another reporter's article for clarity or

For your interest, here is my response to his article:



At 12:04 PM 5/3/99 -0400, Bruce Bailey wrote:
>> This one is at:
>> http://www.freedomforum.org/technology/1999/4/30handicapaccess.asp
>> There is a forum for discussion on the site; already someone
>> (Jamie McCarthy, thank you if you're reading this!) has posted
>> a rebuttal and dissection of the negative spin.  Feel free to
>> dive in, if you can figure out how to post.
>You will find the discussion thread here at URL:
>There is a "post reply" graphical link when you follow the relevant thread
>-- but the "button" has no alt text!
>You can try this URL to fill out a real form to reply to Jamie McCarthy's
>main thread:
>Disclaimer:  I have not tested these links thoroughly.  I wanted to get
>these addresses to the group ASAP.
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director,Web Accessibility Initiative(WAI), World Wide Web Consortium(W3C)

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