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Fwd: [Bug 13432] Editorial changes to The Video element (1 of 5)

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 21:02:02 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2mF+04nC4B2sG9A1=8JGQ1TD1yj+XH9VRTtw6Kn=V11gg@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi all,

Ian is asking for some explicit guidelines on which accessibility user
groups to mention when.
Do we in the accessibility task for (or in WAI, of course) have
something suitable that can help him get the wording right?

For example, in this particular case he originally called out the
blind and deaf from amongst those with other physical or cognitive
disabilities. In the bug report, we asked to have the vision-impaired
and hard-of-hearing called out in addition. I personally actually
think we could include the blind into the vision-impaired group and
the deaf into the hard-of-hearing group in this particular instance
where captions, audio descriptions and sign language are referenced.
But it would certainly help if we had some guidelines rather than make
it up each time.


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Date: Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 2:09 PM
Subject: [Bug 13432] Editorial changes to The Video element (1 of 5)
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org


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

          What    |Removed                     |Added
            Status|REOPENED                    |NEW

--- Comment #7 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-09-04
04:09:54 UTC ---
Could someone provide unambiguous guidelines for determining which categories
of users we should explicitly list and which it is acceptable to omit under the
topic of "those with other
physical or cognitive disabilities"? The original text was intended to convey
its point clearly by listing some well-known and clearly distinct categories of
users with obviously differing needs, but if it is offensive then obviously it
should be improved. I'm just unable to determine which categories of people
would be offended if they weren't listed explicitly and which it's ok to omit.

(I asked John for this information by e-mail but did not get a reply.)

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