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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 08:02:31 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13568

--- Comment #6 from Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> 2011-09-01 08:02:30 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> 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. 

You have a point. The context however needs to be more clearly described in
order to remove the connotation that the usage of the word 'accessible' relates
to people with disabilities. If you were to use the form "[...]accessible by
[insert User Agent name/ whatever]" then I think the usage is absolutely fine
as the context is clearer.

I think its the phrase 'trivially accessible' that is creating the issue here.

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