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Re: Income opportunity for people with disabilities to report on web accessibility

From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:44:28 -0500 (EST)
To: accessys@smart.net
cc: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>, John Sweet <john@knowbility.org>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1602251440210.22753@server2.shellworld.net>
Frankly, the tools you are using are exactly why you should bother.
The suggestion that everyone experiencing a certain body uniqueness by 
label  does everything the same is I trust just what this oppertunity 
hopes 
to change.
Those in the business of inclusion must understand that individuals do 
business with them, not stereotypes.  the more unique combinations of 
technology the better...I hope smiles.
Kare


On Tue, 23 Feb 2016, accessys@smart.net wrote:

>
> sounds like I needn't bother.  since I push the W3C/WAI envelope using linux 
> and emacspeak or occasianally Orca screenreader.  and often Lynx webbrowser.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Tue, 23 Feb 2016, Sharron Rush wrote:
>
>>  Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:55:45 -0600
>>  From: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
>>  To: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>,
>>      John Sweet <john@knowbility.org>
>>  Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>>  Subject: Re: Income opportunity for people with disabilities to report on
>>  web
>>      accessibility
>>  Resent-Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 18:56:16 +0000
>>  Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>>
>>  Hi Karen,
>>
>>  I am sorry that you reached someone in our office who could not help you.
>>  In an earlier email, I copied John Sweet (copied here again) who is the
>>  one
>>  to answer your questions and who manages the AccessWorks database.
>>
>>  Thank you for your interest in participating, your help is greatly
>>  appreciated.
>>
>>  Sincerely,
>>  Sharron
>>
>>  ---Original Message---
>>  Katie,
>>  will a person get a confirmation  once they register?
>>  while I have a qualifying disability, I met with some uniqueness after I
>>  joined.
>>  For example I did not reach a field asking for your code so might have
>>  missed a step.
>>
>>  I just tried phoning the 512 number provided on the site to check, only to
>>  reach a person who first blamed my screen reader, i. e. only population
>>  who
>>  might have a qualifying disability, then after gelling me he did not care
>>  about my efforts to learn if I am in the program hung up on an
>>  international caller.
>>  I would hope those administrating such a program, understand w3c rules
>>  themselves, or at least have manners.
>>  Can you guide me here?
>>  Thanks,
>>  Karen
>> 
>> 
>>
>>  On Tue, 23 Feb 2016, Katie Haritos-Shea wrote:
>>
>>  Dear WAI-IG,
>> > 
>> >  AccessWorks is recruiting people with disability for *paid* usability
>> >  studies.  The project is a partnership of Australian Loop11 and US
>> >  nonprofit Knowbility.  People with disabilities receive occasional 
>> >  income
>> >  ($50 US per test) to report on their  experience doing standard 
>> >  web-based
>> >  tasks like shopping, registering for government services, booking travel
>> >  and such.
>> > 
>> >  International demand is building and AccessWorks needs more people from 
>> >  all
>> >  over the world. If you have a qualifying disability and are interested 
>> >  in
>> >  participating:
>> > 
>> >  Please sign up on the AccessWorks [1] web site. Use the promo code 
>> >  'waiig'
>> > 
>> >  Thanks for your help!
>> > 
>> >  [1[ http://www.access-works.knowbility.org/getstarted.php
>> > 
>> >  Katie Haritos-Shea
>> >  703-371-5545
>> > 
>> > 
>> 
>> 
>>
>>  --
>>  Sharron Rush | Executive Director | Knowbility.org | @knowbility
>>  *Equal access to technology for people with disabilities*
>> 
>
>
>
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