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Re: Selfish Reasons for Web Accessibility

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sat, 08 May 1999 18:23:02 -0700
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To: Lovey@aol.com
Cc: bbailey@clark.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 08:35 PM 5/8/1999 EDT, Lovey@aol.com wrote:
>SELFISH REASON #2: Avoiding Expensive Lawsuits 
>Begging your pardon - but this is IMHO the worst "incentive". 

Not all of them are as good as the others. :)

>I like the the Human Factors:
>SELFISH REASON #4: The Buying Power of People with Di$abilities 
>SELFISH REASON #6: What Will The Web Be Like When I'm 65? 
>SELFISH REASON #7: Nobody Plans to be Disabled

>- and -
>One in 5 people in the World is disAbled

But that's not selfish. :)

>The problem I see is that there is no feedback, no objections to these 
>articles and attitudes ***from the people who NEED accessible websites***.

Not sure I understand what you're looking for?

>Most probably do not know the effort that has been put into it for them and 
>would be incensed by the replies these "webmasters" make.

I got incensed by some of those quoted recently.

>Christmas Tree lights!

You've lost me. :)

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
President, Governing Board Member
HTML Writers Guild <URL:http://www.hwg.org>
Director, Accessible Web Authoring Resources and Education Center
Received on Saturday, 8 May 1999 21:14:05 UTC

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