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[Bug 13432] <video> In the description of accessibility features, call out those with reduced faculties separately from those with disabilities, to avoid offending the elderly

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Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 19:01:33 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13432

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED
         AssignedTo|contributor@whatwg.org      |ian@hixie.ch
            Summary|Editorial changes to The    |<video> In the description
                   |Video element (1 of 5)      |of accessibility features,
                   |                            |call out those with reduced
                   |                            |faculties separately from
                   |                            |those with disabilities, to
                   |                            |avoid offending the elderly

--- Comment #16 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-12-02 19:01:31 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #12)
> 
> Let me take a guess by example: if I am an elderly person who doesn't see or
> hear that well any more, I do not want to be called "disabled" (as in: other
> physical or cognitive disabilities), nor do I want to be called blind or deaf.
> So, it probably makes sense to name the hard-of-hearing and visually impaired
> communities explicitly.

That seems like a reasonable rationale, thanks.

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