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RE: Proposal to structure new eGov IG

From: Hugh Barnes <Hugh.Barnes@nehta.gov.au>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:48:42 +1000
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To: "Gannon Dick" <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: "W3C eGov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Gannon Dick
> Sent: Monday, 20 December 2010 1:17 PM
> To: W3C eGov IG
> Subject: RE: Proposal to structure new eGov IG

> > * could someone explain the reason to single out 
> accessibility as an 
> > eGov focus? I've been a huge accessibility advocate since 
> long before 
> > it was fashionable and I understand that government 
> information *must* 
> > be published accessibly, but surely this is a given and there are 
> > plenty of general accessibility resources available that do 
> this job? 
> > What am I missing about eGov?
> I do think eGov is a special case.  The reason is that, 
> absent Commercial intents, links can traverse levels of 
> Government in a much more straight forward manner.  For 
> example [1].  This is a text click map of Tasmania, based on 
> 1216.0 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification 
> (ASGC), July 2010.  This example is a template for how 
> communities might join together to provide local services 
> without referencing the classification system underneath.  
> Note that the 9 digit identifiers are available, but not 
> necessary for navigation.  I'm sure the local names are much 
> more familiar, to the local communities at least.
> --Gannon
> [1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/au-tas/au-tas.xml 

Gannon, respectfully, I don't see a map here and I understand almost nothing of what you are saying. Could you phrase it another way perhaps?

Is the prominence of identifiers or classifications systems in the UI really an accessibility issue?

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