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RE: Clear communication: (was RE: Re: Accessibility of "CHM" format resources)

From: Stuart Smith <Stuart.M.Smith@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 10:30:43 +0100
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050608103043468.00000000860@marvin>


That isn't always the case. It's about how you fight the fight. If we start off believing all is lost then we are!

This is more than contracts (as necessary as they are), if we don't tackle this problem now it will become imbedded.

OK but for the bean counters out there. Let's put this problem in that perspective.

If the current situation i.e. turning Guidelines into standards becomes the norm and therefore all that organisations will do. At some point a disabled user faced with a  "compliant" but un-usable web site will launch the law suit. Then the house of cards will come tumbling down. The wizards will soon loose those govt contracts because their magic no longer works i.e. lost business, lost revenue.

So that's the marketing dealt with. But I still say the real tragedy will be thousands locked out of the system and turned increasingly into second class citizens.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jon Hanna
Sent: 08 June 2005 10:20
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Subject: Re: Clear communication: (was RE: Re: Accessibility of "CHM" format resources)

Stuart Smith wrote:
> ---Then in that case Jon isn't time we shrugged our image of being wizards? I never liked it anyway :) I think the fight is worth having to try to make sure the Guidelines don't become the be all and end all of accessibilty. The people we are trying to help deserve better.

The "wizards" get the govt. contracts though.

Jon Hanna

"It is the most shattering experience of a young man's life when he awakes and quite reasonably says to himself, 'I will never play The Dane.'"
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