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The Times survey on .com companies

From: Paul Davis <paul@ten-20.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 10:26:51 +0100
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Cc: "terry Harnwell <thinc@ppsweb.com> <bdodd@ten-20.com>" <john@ten-20.com>
A survey on .com companies for the Times newspaper group (to be released 
tomorrow, I believe) has found that 67% of the world's top 100 .com 
companies are based here in the UK.

To me this means that more effort should be made on accessibility issues here.

Flushed with success at the response in my inbox from my last posting on 
this matter, I would like to re emphasize the need for a pressure group to 
"educate and assist" the Brit web designers.

With regard to Leah Fretwell's call for another group to be formed with a 
slightly different angle on accessibility issues, and the question of if 
this is needed, I believe there is room. The biggest problem I have found 
with some web designers/masters is, having found a clever bit of coding, 
they squirrel it away, and paranoia rules. (not aimed at anyone on this 
list, I hasten to add)

I am well aware of the problem of bucket load's of emails crashing daily 
into one's inbox. If this is a problem to any individual, then don't join 
it. We live in a world of free choice (almost). It is when over long 
attachments get bolted on to postings adding to download times, that I get 
a touch miffed. We pay for the phone call in the UK.

I am prepared at my expense (no change there then) to host such a web based 
discussion group. Anyone interested? you can email me at
d-group@ten-20.com and I will send you the link. This is just an idea, and 
I would welcome any suggestions as to the parameters we need to work within.

Paul Davis 
Received on Monday, 3 July 2000 05:28:54 UTC

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