Re: Post my message to all JFW list members

Bill Spagnuolo <bspags2112@...>


Thank you for signing my petition and it is crazy that an Internet blog is inaccessible as well!

Hopefully the petition will make an impact and foster change so that all public websites are accessible.

Have a good day!

Bill Spagnuolo

On 9/12/2013 11:21 AM, Judith Bron wrote:
Ted, I just signed your petition. I'm trying to start a blog and find it
totally inaccessible for blind people. I'm sure you're shaking your head
wondering which moon I fell off of, but I'm an author and a BSW, not a
computer person. Is there a step by step list of instructions for me to
start a blog with it's own address, the possibility of starting a second
blog and the ability to insert a comments link? Much thanks, Judith

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted
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Subject: RE: Post my message to all JFW list members

Would the FCC have anything to do with this; just a thought.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Bill Spagnuolo
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 9:45 AM
To: jfw@...
Subject: Post my message to all JFW list members


I was wondering if you can post my message below to promote my petition:

I am running a Online Petition to the DOJ to make all public websites
accessible to deaf-blind individuals. Please read why it is important below
and sign my petition. I have been working at HKNC for the last 13 years in
the Technology department and have experienced how frustrating inaccessible
websites can be for my deaf-blind students and friends. Thank you.
The ultimate goal is to enhance the lives of deaf-blind people

everywhere by enabling them to fully access all public websites

independently. The majority of most public websites are vision based and

not fully accessible using specialized software and/or hardware. The

companies that create their websites do not have the proper deaf-blind

awareness or education that their websites are inaccessible to

deaf-blind users. I want the US government to change the current ADA

laws to include public websites for accessibility. With the proper

regulations in place, every current and future websites would have to be

designed and/or changed under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines


I have tested the top 20 visited websites in the United States and found

that roughly 50% of these websites are below average in regards to

accessibility. This is unacceptable and must be changed. I tested these

websites using W3C WCAG1, WCAG2, and Section 508 accessibility guidelines.

I used _ to discover the top 20

visited websites in the Unites States. is web information company

which tracks over 30 million websites worldwide.

Please support this important cause!

You can sign my petition by clicking here.


Bill Spagnuolo
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