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RE: List or Newsgroups? (RE: Help Unsubscribing)

From: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 08:55:06 +0800
To: "Al Gilman" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Making the list a newsgroup could in itself be an accessibility problem for
many users.  Newsgroups are often not provided for users of say internet
cafes or many businesses.  Also the way newsgroups tend to expire does not
help retain information for reference.
Most people have at least one finger and those that don't have other means
of pressing the delete key so even a mailing of 100 topics a day average
would take only a couple of minutes to scan and delete the ones you dont
want, if a reader can't devote this much time daily to accessibility I would
question their interest in achieving it.

Harry Woodrow

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Subject: Re: List or Newsgroups? (RE: Help Unsubscribing)

At 04:45 PM 2002-01-15 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>By the way, if anyone has comments related to the accessibility of the
>archive (especially from a "I have this problem because..." perspective,
>maybe they would like to start a thread...

AG:: I am not sure we need more comments, or at least not a start from
development of this question..

Please review the state of the comments at
before re-inventing.

If there is something major we missed then, please post to
with [archive] in subject line.

If your main message is "Why isn't something being done about it?" I am not
sure what is the most effective way to convey this.  But you may include me
the distribution.

This is not to denigrate the news idea.  It is a very plausible technical
strategy so far as I know.  And yes, the mode of operation of this list
use a tuneup if we could get half clear on how.

By the way this is a recognized problem.  There is a recruiting effort
on the Team for someone, part of whose duties would be to help with this


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