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Re: Amazon and Sony Are Requesting That The Accessibility Requirement Be Waved for E-Book Readers

From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2013 17:23:42 -0400 (EDT)
To: Darren McMillan <darren.mcmillan@dogdigital.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.64.1308071719190.15798@server1.shellworld.net>
Actually this may demonstrate the difference between a blog and 
real journalism.  The suggestion that a company announced something prior 
to requesting  a waver from having to provide that  something does not hold 
together.  After all, why *must* a person by a tablet if all they want to do 
is read?  Is not that what such simple devices provide the public?  A 
means to do something basic.
I mean you can use a buzz saw to open a can too, but why if there is a 
simple can opener in the drawer?
Karen

On Wed, 7 Aug 2013, Darren McMillan wrote:

> Hard to tell as the further you read into the petitions references, the less 
> convincing it becomes. That being said there is a pretty good write up 
> regarding its implications here:
>
> http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/08/07/debunked-amazon-kobo-and-sony-didnt-request-ereaders-be-exempt-from-accessibility-laws
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