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[Bug 13568] use of "accessible" to refer to placement of UI controls is confusing

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Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 00:03:34 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13568

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

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--- Comment #4 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-09-01 00:03:33 UTC ---
I do not accept the premise that the word "accessible" is reserved for
discussing usability by those with disabilities, but I'm fine with changing the
wording to be better. However, changing it from "accessible" to "accessed" is
both grammatically incorrect and, more importantly, pointless, since those two
words both have the same root and thus any confusion that would apply to one
would apply equally to the other.

Any other suggestions?

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