> IMHO it remains to be seen how serious MicroSoft really is re access
> to its products for people with disabilities. I wonder how much of
> the activity now going on is window-dressing and how much real progress.
> Nevertheless, it would seem wise to secure a spot on MicroSoft's
> "accessibility council" for a member of NFB (all in favor of Curtis
> Chong, say "aye!").
> Thanks, David, for sharing this letter (and thanks to Jamal and
> Charlie Crawford, too, for that matter).
Hi Mike, and the rest of you.
I have had a number of conversations with a couple Microsoft employees
over the past few days, and it would appear that their efforts are in
large part genuine. There was certainly pressure, which didn'thurt
in getting their attention, but I was told by one guy, who said he talked to
that Gates said he takes responsibility, that he always intended MS to be
at least as good with accessibility as Apple and IBM, and he didn't
follow through. Time will tell, but I am encouraged.
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