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    a web open to all

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3629599.stm read this or suffer. It is all about why websites hould be accesable and internet standards, completly brutal article.

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    didn't read it to its entirity, but I find the article actually on a topic not previously discussed fully, and find it interesting to here the challenges the web brings to people with disabilities.

    And a little lesson in respect from a freidn I know, disabled people is disrespectful, the correct, and respect, way to say it is person with disabilities

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    read it all the way, it goes into detail about the study and has some good points to it like it is not much harder to make a site accessable, the reasonsites are inaccessable are because of lazy designers and ignorant clients etc. Very very good and well written article.

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    I have said this before that I can not buy time from trees, I get really busy with working and traveling and stuff like that. I might take a business trip to England soon, so that would mean a time off here. When I get the chance, this will be the primary thing to do, though

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    I've tried to make my site accesible.. and even though I the article isn't finished loading (Freakin dial up), I hope it'll give me some more tips :-D

    I don't need to buy time... I have shizzloads of it...

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    Well I do lots of work in application design, and I am a member of another forum where I am in constant conversation with the head admin, a great friend of mine. Once I get everthing done there, I have email to work on for a client who I am helping with CSS (and yes, valid, Mozilla and IE, of course), then I can come here and read your article.

    I find it so difficult to find time other than weekends to be here, but I do my best

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    I don't believe Bill Thompson has ever built a single website - accessible or not - in his life. That guy really is a mong, he has been proved wrong so many times it's a miracle he still has a job.

    That said, if this particular article make even one more web developer think about accessiblity then I guess that's a good thing

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    most of his articles ive read are accurate - although if i was him id get rid of the picture of himself

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    he is an ugly man, thats for sure.

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    Yeah he is... he's got this whole sophisticated drunken hobo look going...

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    You'd find this more fun to read: http://www.ethicalmedia.com/stories/disability50/

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    Amen!

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    I think I've mentioned this before, but none of the blind people I know ever use the internet. Still, that's ridiculous.. making a site that's at least somewhat accesibile isn';t that hard.. those numbers shouldn't exist- that this is even a problem shows laziness IMNSHO

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    Originally posted by Robert Wellock
    You'd find this more fun to read: http://www.ethicalmedia.com/stories/disability50/
    Did you notice where the article I posted was, what site it was on? BBC, thats the awesome thing, this article has been visiting a whole lot of people. BBC is not as big here as CNN or fox news, but I am sure overthere in "The land of sheep and computer nerds" to quote davesw it gets a lot of traffic. I am sure I could find some articles that blow it away on www.alistapart.com . Its just kind of awesome that internet accessability is making the news -- in a major news outlet.
    Last edited by PeOfEo; 04-22-2004 at 07:14 PM.

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