[Athen] Accessibility Statements

Heidi Scher hascherdss at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 07:04:30 PDT 2013

Love that last line, Dan!!! ;-)

Have a good one!


Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director
Center for Educational Access
University of Arkansas
ARKU 104
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.575.7445 fax
479.575.3646 tdd

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Dan Comden <danc at uw.edu> wrote:

> Here's one. Yes, I'm a dreamer:


> "We try to be accessible in our products and services. We understand that

> accessibility is a process, not an end product. This means that we adhere

> to current standards toward this goal and where we fall short, we respond

> to customer concerns and complaints in a timely fashion. We won't treat

> accessibility as a single disability issue. We consider accessibility a

> core component of usability and will include testing for it as a primary

> step of our product development cycle. We don't want our employees to make

> false statements about the accessibility of our products and services, and

> if they are caught fudging, fibbing, or flat out lying about accessibility,

> we promise to publicly mock them before cutting them loose. We are just as

> cynical about VPATs as you are and because of this, we promise to use them

> as little as possible and instead refer to this mission statement. We'll

> include language that addresses accessibility in all our contracts with

> customers. We will steal the mice from our developers on a regular and

> random basis."




> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Ron Stewart <ron at ahead.org> wrote:


>> Good afternoon all, had an interesting request. If you could set the

>> accessibility mission statement for a company what would you say?****


>> ** **


>> Ron ****


>> ** **

>> --


> -*- Dan Comden danc at uw.edu <danc at washington.edu>

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