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RE: Web Accessibility Myths and The Kynn Challenge (was:

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 21:53:20 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199910240453.VAA12623@netcom3.netcom.com>
To: charles@w3.org, mburks952@worldnet.att.net, phoenixl@netcom.com
Cc: kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi, Mike

Could you explain why it would be to the benefit of a company
to support more than one type of browser on its intranet?

> Just so no one forgets, Graphics are not only important, they are not only
> required for certain types of pages, but to be accessible to people with
> certain disabilities graphics provide the means of providing that
> accessibility.
> This is NOT a simplistic subject for any of us.  However the use of "cutting
> edge" technology for its own sake when something else may do better, or
> requiring one type of browser throws up barriers to all kinds of people, not
> just hose with disabilities.  I will also add that companies that designate
> one type of browser are being both lazy and stupid.  I would also point out
> that the way that most of the companies keep people from suing them under
> the ADA is to make sure that people with disabilities know that it will a
> long tough fight. The few that have jobs for the most part want to keep
> them.  They are afraid, it is plain and simple.  Many advocates for the
> disabled are harassed and bullied while on the job.
> Lets make no mistakes here, any culture that would tolerate the inclusion of
> Dr. Peter Singer in the Faculty of a mainstream university like Princeton
> has a long way to go when it comes to being  even handed.
> Of course this is just my opinion, being a person with multiple disabilities
> I wouldn t know too much about this.
> Sincerely,
> Mike Burks
Received on Sunday, 24 October 1999 00:52:56 UTC

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