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[ftr] How People with Disabilities use the Web planned revisions and content questions

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:45:43 -0500
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Subject: 	How People with Disabilities use the Web planned revisions and content questions
Date: 	Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:58:56 +0000
From: 	Sinclair, Norah M <norah.sinclair@amac.gatech.edu>

Hello Shadi, Sylvie, Brent, Sharron, and Shawn,

The resource, “How People with Disabilities Use the Web,” consists of several in-depth pages, including Stories of Web Users, Diversity of Web Users, Diversity in Web Use and Accessibility Principles. The co-editors are seeking to:
•Simplify & Tersify — Make content simple and brief. Cut words. Cut Sentences.
•Bullets & Graphics — Break up passages into bullets when appropriate. Suggest graphics.
•Front-loaded Action — Use active voice, and action statements.
We have determined this process is needed for Stories of Web Users and we’ve agreed upon a draft format for the first story, which basically reduces the word count in half while conveying the important content from the original story. The other stories are currently being revised using the same type of approach.

To me, the other resources, Diversity of Web Users, Diversity in Web Use and Accessibility Principles may not be in need of the same type of revision (goal of reducing content by 50% or so).  The content of these resources (Diversity of Web Users, Diversity in Web Use and Accessibility Principles) is broken up into bullets, and is written using active, action statements. The main revision could be adding graphics or linking to the web perspective videos. What are the thoughts of the co-editors and EO chair review team on this? Would this be a good question to ask the reviewers for their feedback?

Also, should the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force (Cognitive A11Y TF) be consulted for suggested revisions to section: Examples of cognitive, learning, and neurological disabilities?

https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/people-use-web/diversity


Thanks very much,
Norah

*Norah Sinclair *
Instructional Technology and User Support Specialist
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AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center
Georgia Institute of Technology | College of Design
512 Means Street | Suite 250 | Atlanta, GA 30318

phone 404.894.7432
www.amacusg.org <http://www.amacusg.org/>
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