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RE: Request for site review

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 13:47:28 -0400
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman@clark.net>
Cc: "Web Accessibility Initiative" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002001bfa570$55f80120$53fe330a@msde>
Progress is measured many different ways.  Certainly, from a dial-up point
of view, the new Sailor home page will be found to be counter productive.  I
expect that user base to speak up for themselves.  You and I can be pleased
that Sailor and MEC both routinely consider accessibility, even as we can
understand that the issue is not their primary concern.  Does MEC still have
a note about the accessibility of their links?  I too like both websites,
but from a citizen of Maryland point of view, they fall short in terms of
real utility.  Compare what we have to, oh, http://www.state.ct.us (yeah
Kathleen)!  Mind you, I don't have any real concrete suggestions as to how
to improve things, I just know that *I* have trouble using either resource
effectively, so I imagine most folks have a hard time.  Typically, the thing
I am looking for just aren't there.  Designing useful portals is tough work.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman@clark.net]
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 11:49 AM
> To: Bruce Bailey
> Cc: Web Accessibility Initiative
> Subject: Re: Request for site review
> bruce, I agree with you that it will be a bad as you picture it but
> devolution was the only word I could come up with when describing the
> process from accessable to somewhat inaccessable.  along the accessability
> continuum, this is devolution.  I know of the comitment and appreciate you
> setting me streight on who is in charge of who but the fact
> remains that the
> m e c used to have on their site that they monitor accessability of their
> links and sailor was one of those links.
> Hopefully, we can stave off that day because the two sites are
> both good and
> I'd hate seeing all that work go down the drain.
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