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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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--- Comment #19 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2012-01-22 22:01:44 UTC ---

A rule of thumb that I've found useful in distinguishing which communities are
worth mentioning separately is to explicitly mention those that rely on
different accessibility technology to work with the Web: e.g. blind users need
screenreaders to use the Web, partially sighted users usually get away with
screen magnifiers. So it makes sense to separate out these groups.

This approach arrives basically at the same list that Leonie gave (but her
explanation being much more eloquent):
* People who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
* People who are blind or partially sighted.
* People with cognitive disabilities.
* People with physical disabilities.

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